Day #184 – Lips and Shadows

A few more drawings and notes from the Bob Kato DVD. One very interesting thing he mentioned was that if you have a contrast between your shadow types (cast shadows with hard edges and soft shadows where a plane on a form changes) the drawing will very quickly take on the illusion of being very detailed. This is one of the ways that drawings can quickly ‘come to life’ even though the sketch might be highly incomplete. I think this idea is demonstrated reasonably well in the small head drawing in the bottom left of this page:

How to draw the lips

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