The Shading Course

Learn how to draw realistic light & form.

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Schedule Winter 2020
Material List
Set Your Intention
1 – How to Separate Light & Shadow
What is Light?
4 mins
Separating Light & Shadow
5 mins
Practice: Egg Sketches
3 mins
Practice: Eggsperiments
Practice: Terminator Studies
2 – How to See Light Effects
Modeling Factors Overview
2 mins
Reflected Light
9 mins
Halftones, Highlight, and Center Light
3 mins
Ambient Light & Occlusion
7 mins
Penumbra and Review
3 mins
Practice: ModFac Hunting
Practice: Simple AO Study
Practice: Complex AO Study
3 – How to Control Values
What are Values?
4 mins
Practice: Value Gradient
Practice: Value Scale
How to Organize Values
19 mins
Practice: Value Study 1
Practice: Value Study 2
Limited Range
7 mins
4 – How to Create Realistic Shading
Inclination and Brightness
8 mins
Common Shading Mistakes
3 mins
Practice: Halftone Quiz
Practice: Identify Halftones
Practice: The Perfect Egg
5 – How to Use Light Probes
Light Probes
3 mins
Matte Surfaces
17 mins
Reflective Surfaces
10 mins
Practice: De-Highlighting
Practice: Light Probes
6 – How to Show Form
What is Form & Structure?
2 mins
Geometric & Organic Form
3 mins
7 Tools for Showing Form
7 mins
Practice: Section Lines
Practice: Form Analysis
Practice: Crosshatching
6 mins
Resource: Draw a Box
7 – How to Invent Light
Halfway-to-Black Shading
7 mins
Practice: HTB Worm
Practice: HTB Head
Practice: Refined HTB Head
Final Thoughts
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📼 Summer 2020 Feedback
Course Start
49 mins
Feedback - Module 1
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Feedback - Module 2
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Feedback - Module 3
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Feedback - Module 4
(1h 33m 14s)
Feedback - Module 5
(1h 45m 16s)
Feedback - Module 6
(1h 55m 23s)
Feedback - Module 7
(2h 10m 57s)
📼 Fall 2020 Feedback
Feedback Sep 9, 2020
(1h 44m 21s)
Feedback Sep 16, 2020
(2h 08m 57s)
Feedback Sep 23, 2020
(1h 53m 13s)
Feedback Sep 30, 2020
(1h 49m 41s)
Feedback Oct 7, 2020
(1h 58m 12s)
Feedback Oct 14, 2020
(1h 48m 41s)
Feedback Oct 21, 2020
(1h 54m 22s)
Feedback Oct 28, 2020
(1h 52m 54s)
Bonus Demos & Paintovers
Digital Cast Painting Sketch
(1h 16m 44s)
Ambient Occl. Paintover
47 mins
Roadmap & Change Log
Roadmap
Change Log