I have doubts about the shadows in my figures.
Hi, I am trying to apply shadows to my figure drawing, but it's difficult to me, any tips? here some work I did. I want to create that effect of separation of shapes like this. https://imgur.com/a/ehy6zbN  I don't know if it's because of my lack of technique or because of the material I'm drawing on.  I am using bond paper and charcoal.
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Steve Lenze
Hey bycristian123, To begin with, you need to make sure your drawing is solid first before you worry too much about rendering. As far as the rendering is concerned, I would use graphite instead of charcoal, it's much easier to handle. When it comes to adding shadows and rendering, you have to remember that it all has to do with the light. The light direction in particular has a lot to do with how the shadows look. It also creates the separation between light and dark. When light hits the body it helps describe the form and the casting of shadows across other forms. Also, the farther the light travels, the weaker it gets, so everything is a little darker the farther away from the light. I did a quick sketch to show you what I mean, I hope it helps :)
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Thanks You for the reply, i will pay more attention in the structure of my figure drawing.