This is very helpful but how can I shade to where I can make look natural and blend so well? I recently tried shading and while I'm getting slightly better at it I feel like it didn't look right or didn't natural. Do you know how to make shading reflections look natural like you do?
I have a question. I noticed in the coloring some of the shading is smoothed out and blended in while other parts there is a clear area where its just cut off. I love the picture and I wanted to know how you decide whether to smooth the line or make it hard.
Also if you norce on things that face the light source there is a lighter shadows where shadows are to be, that defining the face or hands. Shadows are used to create definition but if the object is hit by the light source the shadows are lighter, depending on the distance from the actual light source.
I know the question isn't for me but i want to add on to what the artist said, the way you decide to use hard or soft shaded lines is all based on your light source and distance. Basically the closer an object is to another, the shadow will be harder. try casting a shadow on the wall with your hand. You will notice that the shadow is more defined the closer you are to the wall. When you pull your hand away from the wall the shadow seems to blend and be more blurry. **Note this works with a light source that is lighting up the entire room and not a flashlight focussed on the single spot.