Shading Without a Brush.
I'm nearing the end of Stan's figure drawing course, and It has been pretty spectacular. I can't think of one element of the course that I'm not excited to practice indefinitely as I improve my skills except for the shading portion. Stan's method is outstanding, and serves its purpose beautifully, but I'm looking to keep my focus primarily on developing my style for comics. Because of this, I'm hesitant to buy the materials (charcoal powder and brushes) just to finish the course. I'd rather shade my drawings in a way that I can practice indefinitely as well on my way to becoming a comic artist. Has anyone had this same experience with the course? If so, are there any other good videos out there that can help me take my drawings to completion with light and shade that don't include charcoal and a brush? Thanks in advance, ~Matt
Hey Matt! I haven’t gotten to that part yet, but I’m pretty sure you could do it in any medium. I think it’s a great idea to render it like you would a comic, since it’s more relevant to your goal. I’m not sure what style comic you draw in but here’s a few David Finch videos : https://www.proko.com/lesson/how-to-cross-hatch-for-comics-david-finch/discussions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okQfa98uLlQ Other good ressources: Robert Marzullo and How to Draw Comics . NET on Youtube and this video by page Page One Comics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxNe6jqiTDk (it’s a long video - he starts rendering anatomy around 27 minutes in) I hope this will be of some help!