This how to shade a cylinder is the second post in a series that we’re working on. The first post, was How To Shade A Sphere With Charcoal. We’re planning to complete the series with a cone, pyramid, and cube so stay tuned.
When you’re using charcoal to shade, remember to start light and repeat the steps to get darker. Also, remember to hold the charcoal different than a pencil. This helps keep your hand and arm from smearing the drawing. Last but not least, practice practice practice! Do this activity a couple times in a row. The more you do it, the better it’ll look.
- Paper (we used plain printer paper)
- Charcoal (we used vine charcoal)
- Erasure (we used a kneaded erasure)
Watch How To Shade A Cylinder With Charcoal
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