I get a lot of compliments on the way i shade so i thought i would share the wealth and explain my method!
remember skin is flawed! you dont want to go for perfectly smooth shading (especially with men), your subject will end up with a plastic look...
Here are some of my drawings, old and new, achieved with circulism. You can use the method on males and females, the old and the young... (the younger the subject, the smoother your shading should be)
I will add a tutorial soon which tackles the next phase of skin drawing... stubble, pores, and imperfections.
EDIT: Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation. I am gobsmacked!
good luck with it
never use your finger.. the oils in your skin blend with the graphite making it very smudgy and hard to control. use tissue, q-tips, cotton pads... anything but not a finger x
-i'll have to try this on paper though-
I just checked out the rest of your gallery and you are utterly amazing.
this will help me a whole lot, thanks!
and so easy to remember! thanks so much for sharing.