How to Draw Shadows and Light
Knowing where and how to add either shadows or light-glow to your subject or scene can make your drawings much more striking and dramatic. In this course, students will learn the fundamental methods of adding definition, contrast and emphasis to their colored pencil art.
We will cover both the forms of shadows based on the type and angle of the light source, and their effects on the surface upon which the shadows are cast.
As we progress, the class will explore the differences between edge-light and backlighting and glow intensity. We will also study the subtle values created by moonlight, candlelight or artificial light, and how they affect tints and colors. Each of these nuances generates its individual emotional response in the observer of the artwork.
Class participants will be limited to 8.