October 15, 2011
Coloring the Face
- Dark areas you can shade are under the bangs, underneath eyebrows, cheekbone area, nose, underneath mouth, mouthline, and underneath face (neck). Note: you do not have to shade all of these. These are just possible choices.
- You can add blush also. Typical places to put it are right underneath the eyes or a little bit under them. Make sure to try to blend this well.
Coloring other Areas
- We are 3-D so try to shade the “shadow” or darker parts a little bit away from the outline. (Example: When shading the arm and one side is darker due to the light on the other side, the darkest part shouldn’t be from edge of the arm, but kinda farther from the edge)
- To get the most realistic looking shading you should have a general knowledge of human anatomy and muscle placement. You can look up reference books or maybe look in a mirror.
Good luck and get drawing!