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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Fine-Tuning the Shading on a Greek Torso

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

This drawing is from a photo we took of one of the Greek sculptures at the Parthenon. I did the initial shading, then turned it over to Rick to fine-tune it. He worked on just one side, the right, so the difference would be abundantly clear. This demonstration shows just how realistic you can make your drawings if you take the time to refine the details.

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1. In the Beginning …

This was the original drawing I gave to Rick. I thought it looked pretty good. Watch Rick work his magic with the pencil, stump and eraser to make it even better.

2. Darken With Pencil

The first thing ...

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