Do you get confused when you're trying to show light and dark in a picture? Here's a few tips that should help you see the light!

You will need:
  • Paper
  • Chalk
  • Charcoal
Start by drawing a simple, quick picture or object with charcoal.
Next, use chalk to draw the light, or where the light is coming from.
Now that you know where the light is coming from, you can add light to the object.

Use the chalk to draw splashes of light down the edges of the picture where the light hits it.
Once you've drawn all the light areas, you need to add the shade using the charcoal.

Add shading on opposite edges.
Now smudge the chalk and charcoal towards each other, very lightly.
Then you can start adding detail to the picture, using the same method to determine where the light and dark will be.
And that's it - a picture where the light and the dark are shown perfectly!

Try it yourself!