Shading Techniques: Basics & Practice

Jasmina Susak, Pencil Artist

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13 Lessons (4h 13m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Tools

    • 3. BASICS: What is a Smooth Gradient?

    • 4. Creating the Gradient Transition - the First Method (Cylinder)

    • 5. Creating the Gradient Transition - the Second Method (Flower)

    • 6. Creating the Gradient Transition - the Third method (sphere)

    • 7. The Circulism Technique

    • 8. PRACTICE: How to Draw a Cat's eye Marble

    • 9. How to Draw Droplets on a leaf

    • 10. How to Draw a Rose - Part 1

    • 11. How to Draw a Rose - Part 2

    • 12. How to Draw a Coconut - Part 1

    • 13. How to Draw a Coconut - Part 2

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About This Class

Hi everyone!

In this class, I explain the basics of the two most important shading techniques for creating a realistic style of drawing: the circulism method and the smooth gradient. I will demonstrate to you my unique approach to creating a gradient transition, using three different methods. I will show you how to create smooth textures using the circulism method and graphite pencils. Once you acquire these two fundamental skills, you will be able to draw anything with ease. Furthermore, you will learn to draw a cat's eye marble, water droplets, a rose, and coconut from complete scratch. I will walk you through the process that I use to draw lifelike drawings with graphite pencils. I will show you my drawing and shading techniques, and share a lot of tips and tricks with you. You will learn how to sketch, how to shade, how to blend pencils and how to create photorealistic textures.

So, join me and take your shading skills to an advanced level!

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