Practice Shading the Face
Let’s take a step-by-step approach to shading. Your pencil strokes should be smooth, close together and shift from dark to light.
1. Start Light
Begin with a 2H lead pencil and make numerous smooth marks close together.
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 ...