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How To Draw Shadows

Watch more How to Draw for Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to draw shadows using these helpful tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Arrange ball and light source Place a ball on a table where it will receive direct artificial or natural light from a single direction. Tip Mark your paper to indicate the direction of the light source to help position shadows. Step 2: Examine light tones on the ball Look closely at the ball and identify the shadows, highlights, and mid-tone areas. Step 3: Draw ball and shade Draw the ball and shade it gray. Look for shadow shapes on the ball and shade these areas with the darkest tones. Tip Use the side of your pencil lead to add tones, applying or releasing pressure to control tone levels. Step 4: Add highlights Create highlights on the ball by erasing to define the light areas you observe. Step 5: Add cast shadow Draw the ball's cast shadow created by blocked light, and then shade it lightly. Now that you know the secret to shadowing, remember, life is not all black and white. Did You Know? Did you know? Shadow puppetry is an ancient performance art in which two-dimensional figures cast shadows onto a lighted screen to tell a story.
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