By J. D. Hillberry

In a chain of step by step demonstrations and illustrations, the writer exhibits tips on how to create the glance of steel, wooden, hair and different remarkably practical textures. The ebook will attract either doodlers and extra complex pencil artists.'

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Indd 40 10/19/10 9:15 AM C OL OR A N D VA L UE Color is a phenomenon of light and visual perception that may be described in terms of an individual’s perception of hue, saturation, and lightness for objects, and hue, intensity, and brightness for light sources. We refer to the relative lightness or brightness of a color as value. Of the properties of color, value is the most critical in seeing and drawing. • Some hues reflect more light than others, which is why we perceive them as being lighter or paler than others.

Cast shadows reveal the distance between forms and the surfaces upon which they are cast. • Cast shadows clarify the form of the surfaces upon which they are cast. Even when forms are hidden from view, the shadows they cast can reveal their shape. indd 52 10/19/10 9:15 AM LIG HT, S H A DE , A N D S H A DOW The shape and path of a shadow convey both the location of a light source and the direction of its rays. • Cast shadows retreat in the direction opposite that of the light source. • Frontlighting creates deep shadows behind the subject that recede from the viewer.

Soft edges describe indistinct or vague background shapes, the gently curving surfaces of rounded forms, and areas of low contrast. We create soft edges with a gradual change in tonal value or diffuse tonal contrast. 1 Use a soft pencil to create a range of tonal values that converts the two-dimensional circle, triangle, and polygon into a three-dimensional sphere, cone, and cube. Experiment with hatching, crosshatching, and scribbling techniques to create the desired range of tonal values. 2 Repeat the above exercise but this time use a fine-tipped black pen and experiment with hatching, crosshatching, and stippling techniques to create the desired range of tonal values.

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