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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Shading Yew-Dee Ebook

Shading Yew-Dee Ebook

Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com
Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com

If you just started to learn how to shade doodles and Zentangle® and need some guidance, this tutorial is for you: learn how to make Yew-Dee tangle look incredibly three-dimensional.

Shading Instructions & Reference Guide By Eni Oken

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The instruction ebook has 31 pages showing THE EXACT LOCATION OF EACH SHADING STEP needed to make Yew-Dee look incredibly three-dimensional.

Intermediate Level: 64 illustrations

 

Yew Dee. I knew how to draw the line work but had no idea how to do the shading. I LOVE The yew Dee ebook!!! It has so much detail on exactly what I need to understand for different levels of light source reflection. It will take me lots of practice to master this. I am so excited to take shading to another level.

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Shading really makes a drawing pop out

Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com
Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com
All my shading guides show clearly marked steps enhanced in red, so you learn exactly how to shade a pattern
Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com
Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com

According to TanglePatterns.com (a wonderful library!!!), this tangle was named by Ohio CZT® Peg Farmer. Find a step-out instruction for the line art here.

Pre-Requisites:

This ebook is not a video. You must be familiar with some basic drawing skills such as ink line drawing, and also how to use a blending stump to create SOFT SHADING WITH A PENCIL or equivalent medium. If you have NEVER shaded before, then I have a resource page with list of basic shading videos here or you can view a 3DTangle: Shading Yew-Dee video here. [clear]

Look at what a difference shading can make on a drawing!

Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com
Learn how to shade Zentangle® with Eni Oken • enioken.com

Deep shading takes time and patience, but the results are worth it, look at the before and after:

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