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Wrist, Hand & Finger Stretching Routine. For those tired artsy hands! When it already hurts to draw (or write), we should stop for a moment and then stretch + rest our hands.
I’m gonna take a break and do this for a moment.
Very good for artists to do regularly. Doing these exercises regularly helps prevent long term issues like arthritis and carpal tunnel.
It’s here! How to shade a drawing.
We’ll explore form, planes, and light on form. I’ll guide you through making an object feeling 3 dimensional by indicating the elements of light on form. How the local value of the object affects the tones. And how does intensity of light affect tones.
In the premium video, I walk you through the entire process of completing a figure drawing step by step.
Remember that the lightest shadow should be darker than the darkest light. That is a confusing statement.. Basically make sure that no shadow is lighter than any directly lit area.
Shadows receive some reflected light, like the bottom of the left cheek. That reflected light appears to be lighter than the halftone on the right cheek. But, if you take it into Photoshop and use the eyedropper tool, you’ll see that the reflected like (shadow) is in fact darker than the halftone (light).
The value on the left side appears lighter because it is surrounded by very dark values, and the value on the right is surrounded by very light values. The relationships are deceiving, but remember that guideline and you’ll be OK - “The darkest light is lighter than the lightest dark”
For more on Light and Shade check out this lesson: http://www.proko.com/shading-light-and-form-basics/
The recent ask about improving got me thinking, so I thought I’d share this with you guys.
Now, I’m gonna start with a very cliche thing, but improvement does take a long, long time. I was told by a teacher that if you notice improvement within a few days/weeks, that means you’re still…