How to Draw With Tone

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Tone plays a large part in how an image is perceived by the person looking at it. Draw with tone with help from an artist in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Daisy. I'm an artist and I'm going to show you how to draw with tone. So I'm going to use very basic shape, a circle, triangle and rectangle and show you how to draw them with a 3D tone. So with the circle it's really simple. You don't really have to add anything on to it, you just have to shade around one edge so it looks like the sun or any sort of light is coming from this side. And then the shade would get thinner around each edge until it's not existent any more. With the triangle I'm actually going to add another line this way so it looks a lot more 3D. We're going to erase this line in here and then the same way if the light is coming from this side, you really just need to shade this whole side in. So it's going to be a little bit more realistic, you're going to have a little bit of shade on this side as well, kind of the same as the circle, it just gets thinner and thinner until it's nonexistent on these lines. Similar to the rectangle, I'm actually going to add a whole other part so we see the top of the rectangle in this one, see the line straight across, diagonal line connecting it. This whole line here, whole square will be shaded in as will a lot of this part because it's a lot longer than the triangle or the circle so it will get a lot less of the light and it thins out but since we see the top of this one you're going to leave that whole area open so all the light gets it. And to go one further if you want to put a little bit of shadow on this you're just going to draw a bit of a box that comes out this way and shade that in. And there we go. My name is Daisy and that's how you draw with tone.


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