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How to shade using sharpies

I created this guide from a request but anyone who wants to know how to shade with sharpies will find this guide very useful. I learned these techniques in my art class but already knew how to stipple

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These are some of the shading techniques that I use with Sharpies.  I'll show you how to do the contour shading and a different technique not shown.

These are some of the shading techniques that I use with Sharpies. I'll show you how to do the contour shading and a different technique not shown.

If you want a more cartoon look to your drawing, this is how you would shade. All you have to do is draw a few abstract shapes where the "light" isn't hitting and color them in w/ a darker shade.

If you want a more cartoon look to your drawing, this is how you would shade. All you have to do is draw a few abstract shapes where the "light" isn't hitting and color them in w/ a darker shade.

I don't know if you can see the black highlight within the blue shading, but it's good to combine colors while shading.

I don't know if you can see the black highlight within the blue shading, but it's good to combine colors while shading.

  • Sharpies ( As many colors as you want)
  • Any kind of paper for your creation