Eyseron WIP part 2
This is the first part of the second section of my WIP (did that make sense?)
I had some free time and finaly began some shading. I have no real starting point when I shade but I usualy pick a material to start with and stick with it. For example here i've begun with the skin and will not move on to any other items until all of the skin showing is shaded. If I had started with say the leather belts and straps then I would finish all leather items until moving on to metals and such.
Top left; I began the shading by putting shadows in the under part of the figure such as the armpits, under the chin and the arm that he's leaning on. I had decided that the lightsource would be coming from the front and above him. This being the case I tried not to shade his chest too much and since the setting is a wooded brook/stream the light would be a bit defused which makes it somewhat easier as I can play with the shadows.
Top right; I then just lightly shaded here and there on the rock as I was unsure as to how to go about shading them. Because of the uncertainty of my lightsource I am winging it for now until I see what works.
Bottom left; Frustrated I just decided to shade the entire rock and hope for the best. The risk paid off and I began to have an idea of how to go about it. My pencil strokes look somewhat sloppy as the lines are obvious but this will eventualy fade out as I shade further. I do not want an even shading here as the uneveness will look like highlights and shadow which helps me create depth.
Bottom right; I began to refine the shaded areas on the rock (smoothing it out) by filling in where my pencil left gaps between strokes. It's a tedious process but it works for me. After discovering it worked okay I now had the courage to go at the other rocks.
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