Perspective Practices, Continued
SHADING: Without shading perspective drawings fail to believably portray
reality. Shading finishes and embellishes drawings. Shading helps to
describe object outlines and simulate tactile surfaces. Shading on technical
drawings should be kept simple and limited to clarifying an object or a
picture. When done correctly, shading improves the presentation of display
drawings, patent drawings, and industrial pictorial drawings. Working
drawings are ordinarily not shaded.
Figure 5-28 shows various shadings on different objects.
Figure 5-28.Examples of how shading finishes a drawing.
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