Beginners: Part 3-Draw with Shading

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In this art tutorial, the third in my series on drawing for beginners and children, I explain how to use shading to create depth and distance in a drawing. I demonstrate how, by varying the pressure on the pencil, you can create different tones of shading. I then focus on two important techniques:
1. Contrast – by creating contrast you can make objects appear to stand out, dark against light will often make the lighter object stand out.
2. Shading objects lighter next to dark objects, the darker objects will often come forward, this is the basis of creating depth in a drawing.

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- I have taught art for more years than I can remember, in schools and with own art courses. I hope you find this art tutorial, stimulating, easy to follow and that it contributes, in a small way, to the development of your own art skills. Paul Priestley

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