Practice: AO Study 1 (2D)


In this assignment, you'll start taking your shading skills to the next level by understanding Ambient Occlusion (AO) at a deeper level.

Materials Needed

  • The project image below.

  • A red colored pencil, or a digital painting application.


  1. Download the project file below and A) print it out or B) open it in your preferred digital painting application. 

  2. Assuming diffuse light from the sky, indicate, in red, where you think the occlusion shadows are.


This project should take 15–30 minutes to complete.

Project File


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