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: Detailed Shading?

12-06-2016, 05:33 PM
I have to do a drawing of objects resembling a circle, sphere and a cube and then another drawing where the aame are transformed. So I did these of a candle, christmas ornament and a box. But Im really bad at shading and never quite know what to do. I tried to hatching one way as well as cross contour, or something, I dont quite remember. These dont look very good do they? Could someone please give me some tips on how to shade these still lifes.

12-06-2016, 08:04 PM
First be consistent with the light source. The shadows go from dark to light. Shading can be done with cross hatching, with the grain or blended. There is a lot more to learn but this is more than enough for you to start with.