Technical Tutorial 3: HOW TO make shadows with graph’it Markers

Artist Philippe Dessoly offers two new tutorials to learn how to draw shadows with his video game character Mr. Nutz!


The first video gives the method to apply to make shadows by giving your drawing a Cartoon style rendering.

The second video explains how to draw shadows in volume for a much more realistic style.

In these two tutorials, the artist also gives some tips and tricks to stretch a gradient or to limit burrs…

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So all you have to do is watch these videos, and try it again! 

Part 1: Cartoon Style Flat Shades

 
 

Summary
00:28 – Presentation
01:45 – The grey range
03:45 – Coloring of the head of the character Mr Nutz
09:57 – Eye coloring
11:35 – Coloring of the cap
12:27 – Shading of the cap
16:08 – Shading of the bust
16:53 – Shading of the body
18:05 – Shading of the eyes
19:45 – Marking of the caps
20:32 – Coloring of the shoes
23:28 – Shading of gloves
23:45 – Shading of the shoes
25:06 – Coloring of the hazelnut
28:44 – Shading of the hazelnut
29:44 – Coloring of the floor
30:12 – Final result

Part 2 : Shading in volume, realistic illustration style

 
 

Summary

00:28 – Presentation
01:11 – Start of the drawing
02:00 – Mixing colous
04:41 – 9100 (cool grey) range for shading
07:00 – Increase contrasts
08:02 – Coloring of the muzzle
09:37 – Make a gradient between 2 colors
11:25 – Liner inking
11:47 – Coloring of the truffle
13:46 – How to make the volume of the cheek
16:24 – Coloring of the cheek
17:36 – Tip of the colored pencil
18:41 – Tip to correct volumes
19:23 – Shading of cheeks
19:42 – How to give volume
22:37 – Mark the contrast
23:40 – Shading of the teeth
24:12 – Coloring of the eyes
27:09 – Tip of the used marker
27:55 – Coloring the wick
29:10 – Coloring of the head
33:33 – Shading of the head
34:38 – Example with Iron Man
35:32 – Pencil touch-up
36:00 – Shading of the eyes
36:23 – Short lesson on volumes
40:41 – Coloring of the cap
42:36 – Comparison of the 2 styles (Comic and Realistic)
43:16 – Focus on the small details
45:32 – Final result