Shading & Texture
How To Get Started: A Primer
- Drawing Materials:
- a short introduction to drawing materials that will be helpful and forgiving as you begin working with the figure.
- Contour Drawing:
- This is the best way I've found to improve drawing skills by focusing on closer observation and improving eye-hand coordination.
- Gesture Drawing:
- a good way to capture movement and work more efficiently. Gestural drawing will improve your drawing speed and make drawings more lively.
Questions or comments can be forwarded to Ralph Larmann at the University of Evansville.
I recommend that you work from a live person, but if one is not available, the image above is a great object to do contour drawings from. Come back to this page when you are working on contour and blind contour drawings. Pay close attention to the changing planes.