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Secrets to Realistic Drawing by Rick Parks, Carrie Stuart Parks

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Shading

Isuspect that thus far in this book you have probably been more impressed with the shading in the finished works than the fact that they were drawn correctly. Shading is the icing on the cake; it’s what brings your drawing to life. However, all the wonderful shading in the world won’t help if the image is drawn inaccurately, assuming that your goal is realism. That’s why shading comes after site and shape: It’s the finished step that catapults your art from a single-dimension line drawing to a three-dimensional image. This chapter addresses and demonstrates how this is accomplished.

The process of getting the site and shapes right tends ...

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