Sketching and Shading an Illustration

Sketching and Shading an Illustration

By: Brandon McDonald

Watch as concept artist Brandon A. McDonald creates a character illustration from a blank canvas. He begins with the Concept Art Jitter Smooth brush and then moves on to the Cover Pencil for line work. During this demonstration, Brandon provides many tips for using contour lines to add depth and direction, and how to speed up your workflow by using hot keys (shortcut keys). The final steps are to add some highlights, background fill and shading.

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