To shade realistic pencil portraits, here are 3 things you'll need to learn. There are more, but I'll cover them in future videos.

More info about the pencils I use and what the different grades mean: http://rapidfireart.com/2016/07/19/ho...

- Derwent Graphic Pencils: https://amzn.to/2GPXme7
- SmudgeGuard Glove: https://amzn.to/2C7Sq14
- Kneadable Eraser: https://amzn.to/2M5tVYV

🔥🔥 SKIP TO...
Pressure control: 0:40
How to shade smoothly: 2:32
Understanding light: 3:25
Shade with me: 7:25
Practice: 12:07

Artwork you guys sent me: 13:00
(You can submit your drawings to me via Facebook to be featured in the next video. I LOVE seeing all of your artwork!!)

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