Ninja Art Tip #13 How to Bring Joy and Depth to Your Pencil Drawings

Beginner, How To, Ninja Art Tip, Video Tips

Want more drawing tips? In the last Ninja Art Tip, we introduced The Three Emperors: shape, tone, and colour. This is an exercise from my Zen and the Art of Art drawing book.

The video below expands on tone and how to create a tonal plan. While this plan does not need to be present in your final work, it will help attune your mind to the lights and darks of the object you are painting.

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