Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids

10:56 AM, Sunday January 23rd 2022

Imgur: The magic of the Internet

Direct Link: https://i.imgur.com/93dKAWv.jpg

Discover the magic of the internet at Imgur, a community powered enterta...

I have a big problem with texture, so if anyone could give me some some tips I'd greatly appreaciate it. Specifically, on some insects the cast shadows blend with the form shadow. Since we're not supposed to draw form shadows, this makes it hard to make a gradient out of cast shadows and they just end up floating in the air looking ugly.

The recommendation below is an advertisement. Most of the links here are part of Amazon's affiliate program (unless otherwise stated), which helps support this website. It's also more than that - it's a hand-picked recommendation of something I've used myself. If you're interested, here is a full list.
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

This is a remarkable little pen. Technically speaking, any brush pen of reasonable quality will do, but I'm especially fond of this one. It's incredibly difficult to draw with (especially at first) due to how much your stroke varies based on how much pressure you apply, and how you use it - but at the same time despite this frustration, it's also incredibly fun.

Moreover, due to the challenge of its use, it teaches you a lot about the nuances of one's stroke. These are the kinds of skills that one can carry over to standard felt tip pens, as well as to digital media. Really great for doodling and just enjoying yourself.

This website uses cookies. You can read more about what we do with them, read our privacy policy.