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Drawing & Shading

via Skillshare


In this class you will learn all about shading!

Learning effective shading is important to create a sense of '3D' depth and form in your subject matter.

In this class we look at how to shade with pencils to create a sense of '3D' depth and form in your drawing. Starting with the basics of tone I will take you through exercises to practice how to see different areas of light and dark, and how to use your pencil to gradually build up subtle layers of tone to draw realistic looking objects.


  • Introduction
  • Your Project
  • Tools
  • Testing Our Materials
  • Identifying Areas of Tone
  • The Scribble Shading Technique
  • Using Shading To Create Form
  • Sketching and Shading an Object
  • Using an Eraser and a Blending Stick
  • Summary

Taught by

Emily Armstrong


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