The Shading Course

Learn how to draw realistic light & form. Options: Group coaching Private coaching Scholarship Or just get the course:
Course Structure
Material List
Feedback Sessions
Feedback Sessions
Schedule 2021
Community Platform
Uploading Assignments
Work Sessions
Work Sessions
Schedule 2021
Your Intention
Set Your Intention
Before and After
Make Space
1 – How to Separate Light & Shadow
What is Light?
4 mins
Separating Light & Shadow
5 mins
Practice: Egg Sketches
3 mins
Light Types
7 mins
Practice: Eggsperiments
Practice: Terminator Studies
Photography Tips
4 mins
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
Practice: Shading Creatures
5 – How to Use Light Probes
Light Probes
3 mins
Matte Surfaces
17 mins
Reflective Surfaces
10 mins
Fresnel Effect
6 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: Building Blocks
Practice: Crosshatching
6 mins
Practice: Draw a Box
7 – How to Invent Shading
Halfway-to-Black Shading
7 mins
Practice: HTB Worm
Inventing Cast Shadows
1 min
Practice: HTB Head
Practice: Refined HTB Head
8 – How to Use Maquettes
Introduction to Maquettes
2 mins
Practice: Physical Maquette
3 mins
Practice: Digital Maquette
49 mins
Practice: Maquette Drawing
19 mins
Closing Thoughts
Seeing More
Your Feedback
Your Progress
Recommended Reading
Artist Psychology
Bonus Demos & Paintovers
Digital Cast Painting Sketch
(1h 16m 44s)
Ambient Occl. Paintover
47 mins
Digital Maquette Extended
26 mins
Roadmap & Change Log
Change Log
📼 Fall 2021 Feedback
Course Start
(1h 34m 52s)
Feedback Module 1
(2h 01m 08s)
📼 Spring 2021 Feedback
Course Start
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Feedback Module 1
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Feedback Module 2
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Feedback Module 3
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Feedback Module 4
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Feedback Module 5
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Feedback Module 6
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Feedback Module 7
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Feedback Module 8
(2h 08m 39s)
📼 Winter 2020 Feedback
Course Start
(2h 18m 15s)
Module 1 Feedback
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Module 2 Feedback
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Module 3 Feedback
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Module 4 Feedback
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Module 5 Feedback
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Module 6 Feedback
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Module 7 Feedback
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Module 8 Feedback
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📼 Fall 2020 Feedback
Feedback Sep 9, 2020
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Feedback Sep 23, 2020
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Feedback Sep 30, 2020
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Feedback Oct 7, 2020
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