I can shade decently enough if I’m working from life, but when I’m doing shading exercises or otherwise working from imagination I don’t do nearly so well, so about half a year ago when I saw a dinosaur travel coloring book being sold for 50 cents I bought it because I’m a sucker for a good deal and I thought it might be fun to practice shading. I colored the following dinosaur and promptly forgot about it.
Yesterday I decided to try again with some lessons I’ve been meaning to go through and I started with shape shading.
This is actually much better than I normally do on shading exercises, but I quickly grew frustrated and bored as usual. I remembered my dinosaur coloring book and decided to give that another go.
This turned out much better than my first attempt! A lot more subtle and natural. I think I’ll keep trying and finish out my book. What do you guys think? Would you try this?