The Shading Course

Learn how to draw realistic light & shadow.

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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
1 min
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: 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
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: Light Probes
Practice: De-Highlighting