If you guys are getting coupon expired or course is not free after opening the link, then it is due to the fact that course instructors provide only few hundreds or thousands of slots which get exhausted. So, try to enroll in the course as soon as it is posted in the channel. The Coupons may expire any time for instant notification follow telegram channel

Understand Light & Shadow – Create Depth, Sense of Realism, the Illusion of 3D on Your Drawings & Sketches by Shading


In this beginner drawing course you can learn one of the most useful, rewarding and exciting drawing skills called shading or rendering. Understand how light & shadow work on different surfaces in order to create depth on you artworks. Whatever technique you prefer – sketching, drawing or painting – understanding how shadows are created is crucial for creating a believable illusion of reality (3D).


In this course I’ll show you the basics, as well as some of the advanced techniques of shading which you can use to create both simplistic and realistic drawings. We will go from simple to more complex forms step by step.




What previous drawing experience do you need?


Some basic drawing skills would be useful, but not mandatory for this course. I designed the lessons in a way that you can also benefit from it with very little or zero previous drawing experience.




What drawing tools do you need?


You can start this beginner drawing course without any special drawing tool. I’ll be using mostly a regular 2B graphite pencil on cheap office papers. For demonstration purposes I will also use some other drawing tools which you can purchase along the way if you like them.




What can you expect by completing this course?


You will understand how light and shadow work on simple forms. And if you know that complex objects are built from simple forms, actually you will know a lot. You will know the basic terms and concepts of shading, and you’ll be able to make eye-catching, believable, well-shaded realistic drawings or sketches about simple subjects. There will be plenty of drawing exercises, so your drawing skills will get a huge boost. By the end of this course you’ll also be ready to explore more advanced shading techniques without difficulties.




Course Content


Day 1 – Light & Shadow


Value change equals form change


Pencil grades


The value scale


Some shading techniques


Light & Shadow


Direction of Light


The ideal lighting setup


The “1-2-3 read” concept


How to assign values to surfaces


Day 1 Assignment (shading exercise)


Day 2 – The Cast Shadow


What is cast shadow?


The cast shadow of a stick


Quick perspective drawing overview


The cast shadow of the cube


Sunlight & local light scenario


The line of termination


Cast shadow of a complex planar form


Day 2 Assignment (cast shadow construction drawing exercise)


Day 3 – Curved Volumes


The cast shadow of the cylinder


The occlusion shadow


The cast shadow of the cone


Soft shadow edges


The cast shadow of the sphere


Different lighting setups for the sphere (top light, back light, side light)


Day 3 Assignment (cast shadow construction and realistic shading exercise)


Day 4 – The Form Shadow & the Light Side


The core shadow


How to shade the light side


Shadow cast on other objects


How to shade concave surfaces


Shading a hollow brick shape


Shading a sphere with inward curve


Realistic shading of a coffee mug


Blending values


The background value


More shading techniques


Day 4 Assignment (all kinds of shading exercises)


Day 5 – Figure Shading Studies


Putting it all together


Plan your shadow pattern


Shading with graphite pencil


Shading with charcoal pencils on colored paper


Shading with dye inks (marker)


Shading with color pencils


Day 5 Assignment (create your own figure shading)

If you’d like to take your drawing skills to the next level, enroll in this course now!

See you in the first lesson!

Who this course is for:

beginners who’d like to develop themselves at drawing

Enroll Now