Carved Doodle Heart

This Carved Heart was created in inked line art and shaded using pencil+blending techniques. [clear]

I liked the results so much I made a tutorial on how to shade the various elements, one step at a time.

Shading a doodle can turn a line drawing into a fabulous carved heart

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The tutorial has 19 pages and 41 Illustrations, showing step by step how to shade a doodle heart drawing. Includes the line art for you to try it yourself!



  • Regular HB Pencils
  • 6B Pencil
  • Clean Blending Stump
  • Dirty Blending Stump
  • Inking Pens
  • Micro Eraser (or a thin slice of regular white eraser)


This is not a video tutorial. You must be familiar with some basic drawing skills such as ink line drawing, and also how to use a pencil and blending stump.


Look what a difference shading can make on a drawing:



All of my ebooks are digitally enhanced so that you can see exactly which steps to take:

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