Shading Techniques Beyond Cross-Hatching: Artist Daily Pencil Shading Tutorial on Modeling Gradations

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The art of shading is essential for adding convincing form to your line drawings. Add substance and three-dimensional form to your pencil drawing subjects with proper shading techniques that go beyond basic cross hatching.

Artist and instructor, Jon deMartin, points out that in order to draw convincing forms, an artist must become a master at modeling gradations. The best way to conquer gradation is to practice shading shapes like cylinders before moving onto more complicated forms and the figure. By modeling gradated values on shapes such as cylinders, artists are able to draw realistic forms that turn in space.


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SHADING TECHNIQUES BEYOND CROSS–HATCHING:
Artist Daily Pencil Shading Tutorial on Modeling Gradations

Allow Jon deMartin to walk you through his fundamental shading techniques as he focuses on how to make smooth gradations, how surfaces relate to a light source, and how to identify ways to model an object or figure's planes. Study the ways in which he gradates the values appearing on a form to truly make a cylinder appear round.

Add substance and tone to your pencil drawings and sketches by understanding the concept of gradations and learning to create gradated values with confidence. This shading tutorial includes deMartin's impressive illustrations using various gradations and the detailed descriptions on how they were accomplished.

Whether you're drawing portraits, drawing landscapes or sketching for a painting, drawing shadows is the way to achieve perspective and depth in your compositions. We know you will find the expert tips included in this free shading tutorial extremely clear, complete and useful. Claim your FREE copy of: Shading Techniques Beyond Cross-Hatching: Artist Daily Pencil Shading Tutorial on Modeling Gradations.  


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SHADING TECHNIQUES BEYOND CROSS–HATCHING:
Artist Daily Pencil Shading Tutorial on Modeling Gradations

No matter what you draw, if the proper amount of gradation is not understood, the illusion of form will suffer. The human figure for example, if drawn without gradations, appears to have sharp edges that resemble boxes. Adding the proper pencil shading through gradations reveals the true character of the forms. Learn how to render any physical surface by expressing its relation to the light source with gradations. You will not be disappointed. Discover the power and importance of proper gradations, download your free eBook today!

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Shading Techniques eBook:
modeling value gradations on a curvilinear solid

Practice modeling value gradations on a curvilinear solid - a form with round surfaces that curve in one direction no matter what its orientation.

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Creating Illusions

Gradations going from dark to light to dark, create the illusion of a cylinder.

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Value Scales

Value scales with the values "chopped" into clear units, enables the artist to make better value comparisons.

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Pencil Shading Techniques
The Power of Darkness

Light is often most effective when contrasted with shadow. Here's a look at how 10 artists used shadows to strengthen the conception and composition of their drawings.


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Do you desire to add more substance and tone to your shading drawings and to begin drawing shadows in perspective? Do you love the look of a 3d drawing? Access the free eBook from Artist Daily to get started in pencil shading techniques!

Need help determining the best way to approach shading art, or more specifically drawing shadows?

From the basics of modeling a cylinder and cross-hatching, with this free eBook from expert Jon deMartin you'll dive into different types of shading. Start by practicing modeling value gradations and shading shapes like cylinders before moving onto more complicated forms and the figure. Breathe life and dimension into your pencil drawings with these shading techniques, when you claim your free eBook from Artist, Jon deMartin.

Shading Techniques Beyond Cross-Hatching:
Artist Daily Pencil Shading Tutorial on Modeling Gradations


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Shading Techniques Beyond Cross-Hatching: Artist Daily Pencil Shading Tutorial on Modeling Gradations

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