How to Draw 3D Shapes with Shading
Home » How to Draw 3D Shapes » with Shading In this lesson we will cover how you can draw 3D shapes with shading. It is all about pressing the pencil down on the paper with different strength, so that the color is stronger or lighter. If you spread these different values correctly, you get an awesome 3D effect. Shading is time consuming. I needed about 8 Minutes for each of the shapes above. We are going to take a look at three basic geometric figures: The cylinder, the cone and the sphere. How to move the pencil So the goal of shading is to spread different values of color smoothly across the paper, going from dark to light or vice versa. The easiest way to do this is to move the pencil in a zigzag fashion. Different Pencils What sort of pencil you use is very important here! The mines in pencils have different degrees of hardness.This is indicated with letters on the pencils. 5H: Although I pressed the pencil down violently at the left side, you still only see a very slight darker tone. 0.
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