How to shade a portrait (face) drawing the easy and correct way.
Learn to identify different plains around the facial feature. Once you know which part of the face is up, down or side then you will know how to apply light and shadow (shading). This video tutorial is an update as an additional tutorial face or basic structure of portrait.

drawing planes of face

drawing planes of face


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For more information, you can go to the older post here, How to draw face. I just updated the tutorial post.

How to shade a portrait drawing

How to shade a portrait drawing

More drawing tutorial you might be interested in
-How to draw face basic proportion
-How to draw face in different angles or directions
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How to shade a portrait drawing

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- Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded IdrawGirls.com (TheArtClasses.com) in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Business Inquiry please e-mail me.


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