Module 3.2

Shading Textures and Patterns

Learn shading techniques that can help you successfully capture the textures and/or patterns of diverse drawing subjects including: fabrics, trees, metals, foods, water droplets, flowers, and stained glass.

About the Author

Brenda Hoddinott

Author of Drawing for Dummies, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing People, Drawing Book 1: Getting Started, and owner of Drawspace.com

Lessons in This Topic


FREE 3.2.A2

Squirkle a Realistic Spruce Tree
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A1

Render the Texture of Corduroy
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A3

Draw a Droplet of Water
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A4

Shade Matte and Shiny Fabric
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A6

Squirkle a Bumpy Avocado
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A9

Shade a Medieval Arrowhead
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A10

Shade Fabric with a Spotted Pattern
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A11

Shade Gently Folding Striped Fabric
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A12

Shade the Hem of Ribbed Fabric
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A14

Smooth Speckled Egg
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A15

Dewdrops on a Tulip
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A19

Shade a Symmetrical Bowl
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A21

View of a Brain from Above
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A24

Bird of Paradise
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A26

Beverley's Stained Glass Butterfly
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A28

Glistening Surface of a Brain
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A30

Photorealistic Texture of a Thing
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.2.A32

Textures and Patterns of a Dagger
By Brenda Hoddinott