Hello, one more time. Like I promised, here's the tutorial. Today I'll show you, guys, how to do shadows in your drawings.Shadows For BegginingsMaterials:
- Pencil(I did it with a 4B).
For doing shadows, you need to use a little thing, call Gradient
What's a Gradient
?"Gradient" or gradient color is a sequence of continuous tones,
and may be limited or unlimited. That is, the area where two colors are
superposed, each with their intensities, forming a smooth transition between
colors. The tonality "gradient" represents the variation of colors ranging from
stronger to milder.
It could be something like this:
You just need to scratch the paper slightly with the pencil and keep swelling from left to right.
I'll use a drawing what I did today to show you how to do shadows.
Boys and girls, control yourselves to not melt, alright? You was be warned.
Here's the example:
First of ALL
, imagine a sun in the drawing.
You can use this little sun if you want. x3
Choose whatever the sun position you want to put. You'll use the sun like a guide to guide you where the shadows need to show up. It's not to draw a sun! It's to use your imagination!
I chose the sun will be in the superior left side of the drawing.
Start to scratch the pencil very weak (not to the point of not seeing the scratch), in ALL
the corners you can imagine that has shadows.
Will be this(or mostly):
P.S: I already darkened the tail, because his back shadow is covering his tail.
P.S.S: You can use the Gradient in the eyes too, like I did.
Now you must do all this again (yeah, again), but this time, with a little more strength.
Keep doing gradients in the weak gradient what you already did, but on a smaller area, closer
to the contour lines.
Will be something like this:
Now is time to use the Smudge.
The Smudge is a special pencil. What's it? It's a very long paper, rolled in a great pressure,
until it become in the form of a pencil.
Look in this drawing if you can see the difference between With Smudge
and Without Smudge
Use the Smudge also as a pencil: weakely and slowly in the weak shadows and stronger in the strong shadows.
Using the Smudge causes blotches and blots out, and within the drawing. Fix them using a eraser to delete them.
Here's the result:
Now the Photoshop Optional:
For the people who use Photoshop or have it, you can use it to darken your drawing to make it clearer.
I just need to open the Photoshop, Cilck in Image/Adjustments/Levels...
Then, move the arrows to adjust, as you like, the dark densities of the drawing.
The results will be this:Badabang, badabing, badaBOOM!
There's the tutorial Making Shadows!
I hope you liked! See ya! =DATENTION!The results of this tutorial is varied from the artist to another. If your drawing is not
looks like or got worse, the cure for this, is PRACTICE! You should follow all the safety necessary
precautions when you handling all the materials and do not forget to ask permission to use and one adult
to supervise you while using. All materials can be purchased in shops or stationery design professionals
around the corner. I was told that you can improvise a bond paper rolling it to use as if you can not
find a Smudge, but I never really tried if it replace a Smudge.
Thank you very much.