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The Art & Science of Drawing / SHADING FUNDAMENTALS

Learn how to draw using dramatic light and shadow.

4.86 / 5.0
12458 students1 hours 33 minutes

Created by Brent Eviston, offered on Udemy

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Student feedback

9/10

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Course length

9/10

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Overall score

8.9/10

This course currently has a bestcourses score of 8.9/10, which makes it a great course to learn from. On our entire platform, only 15% of courses achieve this rating!

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!

What you will 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.
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  • Price: $34.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 1 hours 33 minutes
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bestcourses score: 8.9/10

This course is better than many others in its category.