Shading – General Tonal Composition

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Shading – General Tonal Composition

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Stan Prokopenko
The General Tonal Composition of a full Figure Drawing Demo
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Matt Haslett
Ok, so this is the furthest I've ever gotten on a drawing before, but I feel like there is still something missing and I'm not sure what it is. I would love some critiques on the shading of this one. I used 2 pencils (Staetdler HB and 2B), a blending stump and an eraser. I don't have brushes.
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John B
Have you done the egg shading exercise yet? I think that would help you out a lot - https://www.proko.com/s/3CWA I would also check out Stan's 5 common shading mistakes video as that contains a lot of good info on how not to shade a drawing - https://www.proko.com/s/iPEY
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backcountry314
What are the brush sizes for the filbert and flat brush? Also, does it matter what medium they are made for (watercolor, acrylic, oil, etc.)? Finally, does it matter if they are nice brushes or will a basic/economic level brush be adequate? Thanks!
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Jessica Harrison
Brush sizes will vary depending on the brand. One brush brand's #10 might be another's #14. Generally when buying brushes, I'll do, a #2, #4, #6, etc.. The medium does matter and look at the overall texture of the brush. If it's a soft, sable brush, its one you probably wouldn't want to scrub in a stain in the beginning stages of the painting (this would be better suited with a bristle brush, or one that isn't so absorbent and soft). The brushes that are my favorite have all been a variety price wise. You can start off with a small variety of filberts and flats, and see which ones you like! Ultimately its going to be up to your personal preference.
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Margaret Langston
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