Learn how to see the whites, grays, and blacks in your drawings so you can form 3-dimensional objects. Drawing the light and shadows in forms and objects is a hard thing to learn, but hopefully this tutorial will give you some methods and techniques to use in your future drawings.
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.
Shadows are dark tones which result from some object being in the direct path of light, while shading in a drawing represents the tones on an object that vary from dark to light according to the way the light strikes it. Though comic pictures seldom need any elaborate use of shadows, the forms of figures and objects are brought out effectively by shadows if drawn correctly.