If you can shade a sphere, a cube and a cylinder, you can learn to shade anything, no matter how complex.  This course will show you how.  In these five in-depth lessons you’ll learn how light operates on complex objects including concave forms like cups and bowls as well as organic subjects like fruit and vegetables.  This course even includes an introduction to cross-hatching, one of the most sought after drawing skills

The skills taught in this course are essential for anyone interested in continuing on to figure drawing.

In the course you’ll learn:

How to observe, analyze and draw light and shadow on any subject

How to apply a clear shading process to any subject no matter how complex.

How to use foundational volumes like spheres, cylinders cubes, etc. to shade complex subjects.

SHADING: BEYOND THE BASICS is a remarkable course that will teach you how to draw one day at a time. Here’s how it works: Each day you’ll watch one video lesson that will introduce an essential drawing skill, and then do the recommended practice. 

During this course you’ll create a series of drawing each focusing on a different measuring technique.  By the end of the course you’ll be able to use a wide range of measuring techniques in your drawings.

This course 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. 

SHADING: BEYOND THE BASICS is the seventh and final course in The Art & Science of Drawing series designed to take students from the absolute basics to advanced drawing techniques like perspective drawing and shading. 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!

This course is highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn to paint. Most master painters agree that drawing is a fundamental and essential skill for all painters.

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