The Art & Science of Drawing / SHADING FUNDAMENTALS
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The Art & Science of Drawing / SHADING FUNDAMENTALS

Learn how to draw using dramatic light and shadow.
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4.7 (858 ratings)
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8,693 students enrolled
Created by Brent Eviston
Last updated 9/2017
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to draw basic volumes using dramatic light and shadow.
  • How light and shadow operate on the fundamental volumes: the sphere, the cube and the cylinder.
  • How to recognize and draw fundamental light and shadow patterns including the highlight, the core shadow, reflected light and the cast shadow.
Requirements
  • Some drawing experience is recommended, but not required.
Description

In this course you’ll learn how to draw using dramatic light and shadow.  All form, no matter how complex, follows a basic set of shading principles.  By understanding how light operates on the fundamental volumes of the sphere, cylinder and cube, you’ll be able to realistically shade and render basic forms and be prepared to draw and shade more complex subjects.  It’s essential that every artist and creative professional know and be able to use these powerful shading techniques.

This course is a perfect prerequisite to painting and figure drawing.

THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is a remarkable  program that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. The program is simple, each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will introduce an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. THE ART & SCIENCE of DRAWING is overflowing with powerful insights into the drawing process and offers some of the clearest, most accessible drawing instruction available.  Many of the tools and techniques you'll learn here are rarely seen outside of private art academies.  

This course is the seventh installment of an 8-part series.  If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in the following order:
Basic Skills
Dynamic Mark Making
Form & Space
Measuring & Proportion
Contours
Shading Fundamentals
Shading: Beyond the Basics

If you've got some drawing experience, feel free to mix and match The Art & Science of Drawing courses to suit your personal needs as an artist!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in drawing or painting.
  • Anyone looking for a career in the arts.
  • Anyone wanting a creative outlet.
  • Anyone interested in design.
Course content
Expand 5 lectures 01:32:51
+ Introduction
5 lectures 01:32:51

Today you'll be introduced to light, how it is used in art, and how it impacts form.

Todays Project: Create a 5 step value scale

Preview 19:07

Here you'll learn how to observe and draw the line of termination, the boundary that delineates the moment where a volume turns away from the light and enters shadow.

Today's Project: Draw the line of termination on a sphere, a cube and a cylinder.

The Line of Termination
19:32

In this lesson you'll learn how to draw the cast shadow, where a form blocks light from hitting an adjacent surface.

Today's Project: Draw the the line of termination and render the cast shadow of a sphere, a cube and a cylinder.

The Cast Shadow
16:55

Here you'll learn to recognize and draw the core shadow, the darkest part of the form shadow.

Today's Project: Draw the the line of termination, render the cast shadow and the core shadow of a sphere, a cube and a cylinder.

The Core Shadow
18:10

In this final lesson, you'll learn to render light including the highlight, center light and the mid-tone.

Today's Project: complete a fully shaded and rendered drawing of the sphere, the cylinder and the cube,

Drawing with Light
19:07