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Introduction to Shading teaches you how to shade realistic subjects with traditional shading techniques. This book is divided into six parts:
Discover how highlights, shadows, reflected light, and cast shadows help create the illusion of a three-dimensional reality on a flat sheet of paper. A traditional shading technique takes you from the basic skill of sharpening pencils to rendering realistic leaves with a stem.
Try your hand at using line density, pencil grades, and pencil pressure to squirkle value scales and smoothly flowing graduations. Create a striped pattern and a bumpy texture, design and render five three-dimensional forms, and draw a realistic human eye.
Use basic hatching techniques to draw an impressionistic range of mountains, create and add shading to an original abstract design, and draw and shade five realistic ribbons of different values.
Learn how burnishing smoothes out shading and a kneaded eraser pulls out highlights. Use graduated hatching, atmospheric perspective, and a shading map to draw a tranquil scene with a palm tree, island, and calm water.
Use contour hatching graduations to transform a circular shape and a segment of a sphere into three-dimensional forms. Then, add shading to a tulip, render the texture of realistic hair, and draw the forms of a young child's face and hair.
Learn how to blend a smooth three-dimensional cartoon face, a realistic white egg on a white surface, and a sphere with a shiny surface. Then, create two highly realistic masterpieces: a fresh, shiny Macintosh apple and the smooth, delicate petals of a beautiful flower.