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Shading Masters: The 4 Steps to Shading Drawing Course

The Simple 4 Step Strategy For Creating Consistent Shading In All Of Your Drawings
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Created by Kevin Kramer
Published 3/2015
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
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Follow me into my personal studio while I show you all the tools and strategies I use to get awesome shading in my drawing using a 4 step approach that anyone can follow. I'll cover the tools I use, application techniques and strategies that I use in all of my drawings.

You'll Learn:

What Tools to Use

My Proven 4 Step Shading Strategy

How to Simplify Tones

How to Plan your images

How to use Contrast

This course is Jam Packed with over 46min of video with me personally guiding you thru the 4 step process I use for shading all of my drawings.

A typical art class with a private instructor costs anywhere between $75.00 (on the low end) to as high as $150+ a session. Plus, you have to travel, get comfortable in their house/studio, and lug your tools around town…

The 4 Steps to Shading Video Course is easily equal to any one time private session you can get and it's available at a FRACTION of the cost!

Who is the target audience?
  • All Artists looking for a simple reproducible strategy for creating consistent shading in their drawings.
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What Will I Learn?
Use A Proven 4 Step Shading Strategy To Shade Every Drawing
Know Exactly What Tools to Use and Avoid Overwhelm
Use Contrast To Make Your Images Pop Off The Page.
Make Your Images More Engaging And Dynamic
Learn to How Simplify Tones So Your Images Don't Look Muddy And Flat
View Curriculum
  • Basic understanding of drawing
  • Paper or Notebook
  • 6 Piece Pencil Set
  • Eagerness to learn how to draw!
Curriculum For This Course
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My First Section
8 Lectures 40:59

Introduction to course.

Preview 00:48

This covers using contrast and why you need to start using it more and start taking risks.

Preview 03:12

You will learn how the importance of planning your images before you ever getting started with your drawings will reap rewards 10 fold.

Preview 04:07

In this video you will rethink how you see the shading in your drawings and learn how to map it out.

Preview 02:51

You will learn the 4 steps to shading all of your drawings.

The 4 Steps

This video willl show you a demo of the process.

Demo Process Part 1

This will show you a continued speed drawings demo of the process.

Demo Process Part 2

Some last tips to pull everything together and review of the tools and strategy to get the most of the technique.

Final Tips
About the Instructor
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1,481 Students
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Illustrator and educator

Kevin Kramer, a New Orleans born self-taught illustrator, began his career as a freelance artist and educator at a very young age.

As a child, he drew inspiration from Norman Rockwell paintings and spent hours drawing everything in sight—from movie posters to video game covers, in an effort to train his eye and steady his hand. As he grew older he began collaborating with other local young artists, drawing knowledge and inspiration from each partnership. He also began his journey on the competitive art circuit, placing in several local art and scholarship competitions.

In 2003, he relocated from his childhood home in Chalmette, Louisiana to Baton Rouge to expand his artistic horizons and gain more footing in the artistic community. He continued to collaborate with local artists and hone his skills in the years that followed, and in 2008 was chosen as a featured artist for the juried art exhibition, Art Melt. His work has been since been featured in numerous galleries throughout the state of Louisiana.

After several years of accomplished work and successful partnerships, Kevin decided to share the wealth of his collective knowledge, tips, and insights into the craft of illustration by founding his own drawing instruction website(see links). Through his website Kramer hopes to help other budding artists hone their craft, as well as help the average individual tap into their creative psyche.

He now resides in Austin, Texas where he continues to push his artistic limits, expand his artistic skill set, and collaborate with local artists. His work has been commissioned by several local businesses, including before + after fashion boutique, and The Gehrig Co. Design Firm. He also continues to travel the competitive art circuit, and has been featured in two highly prestigious art publications in 2011, Art Buzz: The 2011 Collection and Strokes of Genius 3: The Best of Drawing.

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