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A well-drawn shadow can convey the idea of distance and describe the contour of the ground on which it falls. The examples below in D, E, and F show different examples of this. In Examples 4, 5, and 6 the same rule is applied to other comic figures.
Notice how a plank of wood that is laying against the wall shows a shadow that looks like a 90 degree angle (or like a letter ‘L’).
A shadow that is cast on a cylinder / rounded object makes a shadow that is rounded like the shadow shown above.
F. A shadow that is being cast on stairs, shows a shadow like the one above.
4. Just like in example ‘D’, the man painting the wall, shows a shadow that looks like a 90 degree angle.
5. Just like the example #E, this woman is holding a tray and the shadow is being cast on the rounded skirt…so the shadow is rounded.
6. Just like in example ‘F’, this man sitting on the stairs casts a shadow like the one above.
Note how the man in mid-air (example #7) casts a shadow that makes him appear as if he were completely of the ground.
It is a worth-while daily practice to observe and to make memorandum sketches of objects, people, and their shadows. If you carry a notebook in your pocket and make quick sketches of interesting shadows of objects and persons as they occur, you will son show decided improvement in applying them.
You Might Also Like Our 2nd Cartoon Shading Tutorial.
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[…] We have already posted an article about shading cartoons and comics…so you can consider this part 2 of the cartoon shading tutorials. This article will discuss sketching simple objects and people in different positions in relation to a light source and how it affects the shadows and shading of that subject. To go to the first shading cartooning tutorials, visit this link. […]