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Face shading, basic planes by what-i-do-is-secret Face shading, basic planes by what-i-do-is-secret
Geez, uploading this to Scraps because I've already uploaded one too many facial shading things, I know. ^^; But this includes the basic planes of the face, which might help some people figure out why the face is shaded in a certain way depending on the light source. So Scraps watchers of mine get to see this bonus material first. :giggle:

This was a copy of an exercise sheet I passed around to students in my latest character illustration class. The face drawings are mine - the students copied the basic planes onto the large face then shaded the six smaller identical ones in different ways.

I referenced the basic planes of the face off of one of Andrew Loomis's books, Drawing the Head and Hands.
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Talkumi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial👍
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Eldynamo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Very helpful 
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ElContadore Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  New member
Searched for "shading" on a whim to find a face shading tutorial. Ended up here.

THanks!
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Kobamiya Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks you so much!!! you have no ideia how much you helped me OvO
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Cool-Kimmy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, it was  a huge help!
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
awesome!!
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johnmarrufo Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME THANKS
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melsr007 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice
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kapala01 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Super useful; may have to pick up Loomis' book.
Thanks.
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IAJusty Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alcubilla95  watch this!!!
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Replicadestroyer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this, this will defintely help my shading :)
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ItaloAmericana Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very useful! thanks!
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troyamber Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! This is very useful!
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singer-of-songs Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super helpful! Thanks!
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BasiliskOnline Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ive used this too often recently to not fav it, thank you!
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ryuujinjiatsuka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped me a lot po, ma'am ^^
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Sunny-GO Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yes! This is what I've always been wondering :D Thanks
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Aloria Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredibly helpful! Thank you so much for making this
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WazzinGator Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Kasumy-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SO HELPFUL!
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marceili Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thanks. This'll help me a bit.
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PANDAmoniumKISS Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very helpful!! thank you
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Spenst Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding guide lines, as well as sections where shadow may fall :)
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TheARBL Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I have a feeling this is going to be incredibly useful... thank you!
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mcvayb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, you have absolutely no idea how much this helped!! I feel like I'm finally understanding how shadows on a face work!!! So thank you so much for posting this!!!!!
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ForeverTeaTime Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! Thank you!
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Aelitalily Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, just what I was looking for! :)
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Capripopcorn1224 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NinjasGiveYouWings Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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BaskyLittle Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Artist
That helps me. ALOT. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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Val-Ravin47 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. This was a lot of help!
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SamirOsman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good reference! Thanks!
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jailhouse6240 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PERFECT!
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DreamingHummingBird Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This was very helpful :) thx for uploading!
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TheNanners Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THANK. YOU. SO HELPFUL
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SaijakcWoods Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thank you thank you!!! It's been a while since I've drawn and this helped so much!!
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Awakened5 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is invaluable advice.
thanks you for putting it up.
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KnuckerDragon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is very helpful. The graph really makes it clear. Thanks, this will come in handy!
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Gogglecrab Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Very helpful, great work!
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umbrella4c Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
this really helped me
thanks so much
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assuming-control Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is in a bit of controversy with your name
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melioratus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Love it! Thanks for posting this!
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Icicle1penguin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay shading! Looks amazing. :D
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SkimKimchi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
May I use this?
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NocturnalButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Love this!!! Thanks a lot (I'm a loser about shading!)
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oneblacksheep Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember favouriting this on another account I had way back when. I'm glad I found it again.
Hopefully this will help; I find shading the face the most challenging aspect of any painting or drawing.
Many thanks.
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sha-ya-ni Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent. Many thanks. My painting teacher is trying to get me to render better and this helps.
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Khem-Art Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very good and definitely useful! Even after five years, this makes sense to me. Thank you.
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KurtExpress Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks much for this! It really helped my drawing look better. Thanks once again~ ^^
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Q-pon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for! You are a godsend. QwQ
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