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The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets by Carrie Stuart Park

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Practice Shading the Face

STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATION

Let’s take a step-by-step approach to shading. Your pencil strokes should be smooth, close together and shift from dark to light.

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1. Start Light

Begin with a 2H lead pencil and make numerous smooth marks close together.

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2. Add Medium (Midtone) Shades

Repeat the same marks using an HB lead pencil, but this time don’t make the marks completely over the previous lines. End the HB shading, creating a gradual tone moving from midtone to light. Stop your strokes about halfway across the lighter ...

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