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Shading Beyond the Basics / Shade Any Subject No Matter How Complex

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Drawing is not a talent. It’s a skill anyone can learn. Designed for aspiring painters, graphic designers, illustrators and artists of all types, The Art & Science of Drawing series will teach you the foundation of art and design of all kinds: drawing.

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 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 teach you an essential drawing skill.

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 taught outside of private art academies.

If you're a beginner, we recommend going through the entire series in the following order:

The Art & Science of Drawing :

The Art & Science of Figure Drawing:

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!

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