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    I need help with shading and toning :S

    I feel fairly confident in drawing the lines.
    I know I need to work on it but at least with the line drawings I know what I need improving, where I've made a mistake, to frequently look from a far and as a whole to compare the ratios etc, and needing to improve more arm control generally.

    But then I start shading, I have NO clue what to do..
    I often don't want to start the shading and toning part as I know I'll ruin it. So a lot of my drawings remain looking flat...

    can someone help or give some clues

    here are some images of a drawing
    http://i.imgur.com/xBrua.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/RW1nv.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/inw0D.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/ylFSE.jpg

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    I've moved this to a section where you'll get more response. You'll get even more if you post images, not links.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nilocolin View Post
    I feel fairly confident in drawing the lines.
    I know I need to work on it but at least with the line drawings I know what I need improving, where I've made a mistake, to frequently look from a far and as a whole to compare the ratios etc, and needing to improve more arm control generally.

    But then I start shading, I have NO clue what to do..
    I often don't want to start the shading and toning part as I know I'll ruin it. So a lot of my drawings remain looking flat...

    can someone help or give some clues

    here are some images of a drawing
    http://i.imgur.com/xBrua.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/RW1nv.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/inw0D.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/ylFSE.jpg
    Your approach to shading is completely wrong
    Here is a better way to tackle it.

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    wow this is great,
    and yeh i can see ive been doing it wrong according to this,, i just jumped straight into it instead of gradually building it.

    can I ask the name of this book?
    thanks a lot

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