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How to draw and render human head with different lighting directions: step by step Video tutorial

How to draw, shade and render human head with different lighting directions: step by step Video tutorial online.Drawing and rendering demonstration for manga, comics, anime and illustration. Light and shadow are a vital elements in good illustration, it is important to know the basic of how to illustrate any object with appropriate light source and direction.

Rendering light and shadow correctly will create an illusion of three dimensional image on your flat surface paper, canvas or screen. It make your illustration more believable than line draw alone.

This Tutorial will show you four most commonly use lighting directions in illustration. It’s easy, simple but you will have to apply it in the right context to make it work properly.

Here is a sketch sample of lighting from different deriction:
how to draw, painting, comics,anime, manga, woman, female,princess, assasin, tutorial.
Download bigger image: head drawing lighting direction.

Watch the video tutorial:

Drawing Software & Tools I used:
-Adobe Photoshop CS2
-Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Pen Tablet
*It could also be done with Canson Mid-tone paper, pencil, and color pencil.

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Here are basic tutorial for human body:

-Drawing arm, shoulder, and torso.
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-Drawing woman body or female figure (bottom): Pelvis, hip
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Anonymous said…
great tutorial! thanks!