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Shading Techniques - The Basics of Shading

Shading Techniques - The Basics of Shading | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This tutorial covers various shading techniques you can use to add depth to your pencil drawings. It covers popular techniques such as hatching, stippling and blending. 

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Tutorial: Shading and Blending

Tutorial: Shading and Blending | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This detailed tutorial explains the different techniques you can use to improve the shading and blending of your drawings. It also explains the materials needed for different types of portraits.

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Alessandro Pedroni's curator insight, January 28, 2015 10:55 AM

Questo tutorial dettagliato spiega le diverse tecniche che è possibile utilizzare per migliorare l'ombreggiatura e la sfumatura dei disegni. Spiega anche i materiali necessari per i diversi tipi di ritratti.

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How to Draw a Spruce Tree

How to Draw a Spruce Tree | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"In ten simple steps, you use squirkles to transform a single vertical line on a sheet of paper, into a drawing of a majestic spruce tree. With lots of practice using squirkles and examining spruce trees in nature, you can easily learn to sketch a tree in a couple of minutes (or less). However, you need to work your way slowly through this exercise to give yourself a chance to fully understand the process."

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This tutorial shows you how to use squirkles to draw a detailed spruce tree from scratch. Although the tutorial is fairly basic, advanced artists can use some of the techniques here to improve shading on pencil drawings.

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How to Draw a Serene Scene

How to Draw a Serene Scene | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Sketching is an action word, and you can only learn this skill by actually sketching. To give you a feel for the sketching process, numerous illustrations and simple text take you step-by -step through the process of rendering a sketch from one of my sketches (much easier than working from an actual scene).
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A detailed tutorial explaining the various methods of sketching process. If you want to learn about sketching proportions, mapping values and defining values, this tutorial is a good place to start.

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How to Create Smooth Shading in Drawings

How to Create Smooth Shading in Drawings | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
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This tutorial explains the techniques you can use to create smooth shadings using graphite. It also tells you what pencil to use, the ways to apply graphite and how to add texture.

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Improve Your Artwork by Learning to See Light and Shadow - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article

Improve Your Artwork by Learning to See Light and Shadow - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Article | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"Learn the basics of optics to bring your painting skills to a new level. This tutorial is the first in a series that takes you through the fundamental science behind light and vision, so that you can create realistic paintings that make sense to the human eye. First up: light, shadow, reflections, and edges."

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This tutorial provides some useful information about the different techniques you can use to see light and shadow when painting a scene. This article is perfect for anyone currently learning the basics of painting or any artist wanting to improve the detail of their drawings.

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Five Elements of Shading - YouTube

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In this video tutorial, you'll learn about shading spheres according to where your light source is located. This is a very useful tutorial for anyone who wants to know about the basics of pencil shading. Check it out.

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Pencil Shading Techniques

Pencil Shading Techniques | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it

"The pencil shading exercise explored on this page is called 'graduated tone'. It is a drawing technique which can be used to create a strong sense of space and form. It is a very useful skill to develop for both pencil and color pencil drawings."

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This tutorial explains how to master the art of pencil shading. Although there are a lot of pencil drawing tutorials floating around the web, there are only a handful that explain how to shade your portraits as clearly as this tutorial does. This tutorial will be extremely useful if you're a portrait artist or a beginner who recently started drawing in pencil.

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Drawing Techniques: Creating Value in Pen and Ink Drawings: How to Go from Light to Dark

Drawing Techniques: Creating Value in Pen and Ink Drawings: How to Go from Light to Dark | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Drawing techniques for pen and ink: learn how to create value in texture in your pen and ink drawings. This page demonstrates 5 simple, basic ink drawing techniques!
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This tutorial explains the different shading techniques you can use on your pencil drawings. It contains information about hatching, cross-hatching, contour-hatching, scumbling, and stippling.

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Alessandro Pedroni's curator insight, February 13, 2015 3:10 AM

tecniche a penna e inchiostro: per imparare a creare variazioni di valore con la tecnica del tratteggio nei tuoi disegni a penna e inchiostro. Questa pagina mostra 5, tecniche di disegno inchiostro di base semplici!

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Shading Tutorial

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A simple tutorial that explains the fundamentals of shading an object with your pencil. You'll find the tips here useful regardless of your drawing skill level.

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Alessandro Pedroni's curator insight, September 8, 2014 10:41 AM

Esercizio di chiaroscuro con la grafite

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Squirkling Values

Squirkling Values | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
What do you get when you cross squiggles with circles? You get Squirkles! Squirkling is a method of shading incorperating randomly draw curved lines to create textured values.
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This tutorial provide in-depth information about shading with squirkles. It also shows you how to draw basic squirkle sets and create squirkle value scales.

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Getting Started with Shading

Getting Started with Shading | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
This lesson is designed to introduce a beginner to several aspects of shading, from preparing and holding a pencil to creating and blending shading.
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This comprehensive tutorial explains the different tools and techniques you can use to shade your portraits and drawings. It shows you how to prepare and hold your pencil, and helps you understand how different papers affect shading.

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Drawing a 3D Cylinder

Drawing a 3D Cylinder | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Most drawing subjects can be rendered to appear three-dimensional with only five values plus white. This project takes you through the process of successfully drawing a three dimensional cylinder.
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This tutorial introduces you to the light and shade theory used to draw a three dimensional cylinder based on five values. Among other useful techniques, you'll learn how to accurately measure and draw the outlines of a cylindrical shape, and use pencils to add shading to create the illusion of a three dimensional object.

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Seeing Light and Shadow

Seeing Light and Shadow | Drawing and Painting Tutorials | Scoop.it
Knowing where to draw light and shadows can turn shapes into forms, such as a circle into a sphere. In this article, you examine four aspects of light and shadow created by a dominant light source, which show artists where to draw light, medium, and dark values.
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This tutorial demonstrates the different techniques you can use to draw light and shadows on circular shapes. The tutorial also explains the concepts of using highlights, shadows, reflected light, and cast shadows.

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How to Create Smooth Shading with Graphite

Shading is a technique that is often overlooked by many beginner artists. Unfortunately, shading isn't something you can simply ignore as it will determine how realistic your pencil drawing end up looking. This tutorial explains the process of creating a smooth shading with a graphite pencil. Check it out.


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