I LOVE to demo EASY pencil shading techniques for beginners just learning how to sketch a face! If you haven't tried shading faces before or don't know how to shade, you'll be amazed by the end result. Today we're adding shading in pencil to the 3 quarter view face drawing we drew a couple of weeks ago! If you missed that sketching tutorial, be sure to check it out because I included three quarter portrait face drawing guidelines that will help you master this tricky angle.
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In today's shading tutorial, I demo simple shading techniques, you can do right along with me. I begin with a light layer of graphite using the side of my pencil, then blend it out with my blending stump. I also show you how much simpler shading a portrait with pencil is when you use photo references for drawing. I think black and white images help the most for shading a drawing in graphite because it's easier to see where you should be shading shadows, how dark they need to be, and where highlights can be carved out with an eraser for extra drama.
Your sketchbook is going to look amazing after this face shading practice!! Thanks for watching!
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📺 STAY TUNED for next Monday's video! We'll be shading a 3/4 face in copic markers!!
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