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 new 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 order. 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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 has been my lifelong passion. After studying at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, I continued to study numerous from of drawing including the timeless traditions of the old masters as well as cutting-edge contemporary practices.
I have been teaching drawing for over 20 years at studios, museums, galleries, and schools throughout California and have recently begun working with Artists Network, one of the largest publishers of art instructional resources in the nation, to develop online figure drawing courses taught to an international student base.
I'm thrilled to bring you a lifetime of drawing and teaching experience to this unique program. I look forward to working with you. Cheers!