How to Draw with Depth | Drawing Tips

How to Draw with Depth | Drawing Tips


So, what I’m drawing now is just a basic circle
and this is about as two dimensional as it gets. So, it’s kind of good when you’re drawing
shadows to imagine where the light is coming from, because that is going to determine
where the shadows fall. So, let’s just imagine we have a little, we
have a ball sitting on the table here, and there’s a
lamp somewhere up here. This is gonna be our lamp. Shining light on this ball, I like to, sort
of, rough things out with the side of my pencil. But I’m just gonna really, roughly sketch
an indication where the shadows might be, and
already this is looking a little more three dimensional. I, sort of, try to make the lines wrap around
the object because not only does that show us where the light shadow is, it
also helps sell the idea of the roundness of the
object. There’s not only going to be a light on the
ball, but the ball is going to create a shadow on
what ever surface it’s sitting on, so, we can also draw something under it that gives
the impression of that. So, the more I sort of continue this, the
more three dimensional that ball is gonna start to look. And I can even continue these shadows around. I can just keep
adding finer and finer lines that help give a feeling of roundness to this shape. And this is
very crude, but, hopefully, it gives you an idea of how to create a sense of three
dimensionality. And this can be applied to just about anything
else. And now, we’ll try a different shape. Say
we’re gonna draw a cube, as opposed to a sphere. Just gonna start out drawing the basic
lines, and let’s put our lamp where it was last time. This site here, would be farthest away
from the light, so I’m gong to darken that. But unlike the sphere, I’m gonna try to make
my shadows a lot more evenly covering, these,
the shapes. Because it’s got flat shapes, so the,
the shadows are gonna be pretty even across each side. They’re not gonna radiate the way
they would on a, on a round surface. A shadow is one of the most important tools
that you have to make your object or character appear three dimensional . And sometimes when
I’m drawing characters, I’ll put shadows in that might not even be there, or I’ll put
shading lines in that aren’t necessarily there on the
model I’m working from, because it helps sell the idea of dimensionality. And you want to use
every tool that you can to make your characters look real in three dimensional.

10 thoughts on “How to Draw with Depth | Drawing Tips

  1. Great advice really helped I'm 11 and my friends think I'm professional.

  2. Forth

  3. Sith

  4. MIA!!!

  5. Awesome! i have been drawing very well but my depth was very bad thank you!!

  6. Thank you. I seem to have the most trouble with depth perception. I find it interesting that the last seven tutorials have been with left handed drawers 😀

  7. thank you, so much.

  8. Way too fast.

  9. Isn't this just shadows

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