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Teaching yourself to draw - the burn/dodge tools[Back to Part 1: Stylizing]
Let's start with a brief overview of how other tutorials say you should use the burn and dodge tools:
How to Use the Burn/Dodge Tool:
And for the most part, they're right. Listen up, newbies: don't use the burn/dodge tool to shade your flats. It almost never looks good, and you're going to look back in a year or two and fervently wish Younger You hadn't been so dumb.
Not pictured: the first five months of my drawing career, thankfully lost to a flaky harddrive. Only this remains, testament to the fact that, yes, I too Did the Thing.
Section 1: a little bit of history
So... why do they exist at all? Did some errant sadistic programmer think to himself, "Aha, the perfect way to sabotage beginning artists for the rest of time!!!"? Are they relics of the era during the 90s when all websites had hideous backgrounds with flashing GIFs and digital paintings had to have a lurid gleam to catch the attention of
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Written by The Descendant
Ponyville City Hall Fixture
Sweet Apple Acres Farm and Marina
Dear Mayor Mare,
It was wit' no small amount of disappointment that we received yer' newest letter o' sympathy, madam mayor. While yer' elocution wa
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