Art Tips - Simple Drawing Techniques (2)

Posted by: phelim

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Fig 3 Shadows image
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Fig 3.  Having removed the original guidlelines I now draw out lightly the spaces occupied by shadow.  This allows me to understand where the shadows are placed.  Through general shading of light, medium and dark I can start to convey weight and volume.  Use this basic technique even if you intend to paint the objects as it will give you a greater understanding of the object and the more you understand the easier it is for you to paint.


Art Tips - Simple Drawing Techniques (1)

Posted by: phelim

Tagged in: myblog

Welcome to my first blog on my new website.  I will be using this blog to talk about art and to give out free hints and tips on how to improve your drawing and painting in all media, with demonstrations.  I will update every week and hope to answer some of your questions so please feel free to come back regularly to view and also to comment if you wish.