LEARN HOW TO SKETCH
1. Learning how to Shade and Shadow
Shadowing and shading are important techniques because of
the extra detail they add to a picture or painting. The key
to being successful when shading is to always have a point
where the sun is shining from.
When you shadow you should always draw a fine outline. That
is a key to shadowing. For shadowing most people hold their
pencil or other item differently.
If you hold your pencil, like when you write, it will be easier
to add more detail. Detail is more important in areas such
as, painting, pastels and clay.
Another key to shadowing is to make sure that you have almost
a perfect outline of your figure before you start shadowing.
Then after you make an outline you can start to shade in the
outline lightly. Once you’ve done that you’re
practically done except for the extra detail you want in your
picture like houses, trees, mountains, etc.
Learning Perspective Drawing
Perspective also deals with shadowing. There are two types
of perspective, one-point and two-point. In perspective you
have to draw the vanishing point.
This is a dot placed in any part of the picture that shows
where the horizon ends. Then the key is to line everything
up with the vanishing point.
Draw very lightly, because some of it won’t be in the
picture. That tip will save your eraser and time. Curving
the lines in a picture will also make it look more like a
camera shot, which gives a more realistic feeling to your