Unit 2: Shading and Form

See your drawings transform before your eyes from a simple outline into an amazing realistic three-dimensional looking image | taught by DrawPj Team
  • 20 Videos
  • 1 Quiz
  • 6 PDFs
  • 21.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Week 1
64:54
Shading and Form Course Book and Assignments - week 1
Two Graphite Pencil Techniques for Smooth Shading
How to Create a Value Scale with Graphite Pencil
Shaded Curves Exercise
3 Ways to Shade part a - Intro and Gradation
3 Ways to Shade part b - Soft Edge
3 Ways to Shade part c - Hard Edge
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Week 2
29:28
Shading and Form Course Book and Assignments - week 2
Shade a Cube
Shade a Sphere
Shade a Cone
Shade a Cylinder
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Week 3
35:31
Shading and Form Course Book and Assignments - week 3
Shaded Drawing of a Silver Kettle (tutorial)
Shaded Drawing of a Silver Kettle exercise (speed drawing)
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Week 4
16:48
Shading and Form Course Book and Assignments - week 4
Shaded Drawing of a Column Fold (tutorial)
Shaded Drawing of a Column Fold (speed drawing)
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Week 5
25:54
Shading and Form Course Book and Assignments - week 5
Shaded Drawing of the Little Urn (Tutorial)
Shaded Drawing of the Little Urn (speed drawing)
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Weeks 6 and 7
41:28
Shading and Form Course Book and Project - weeks 6 and 7
Shaded Drawing of a Shoe part a - intro, first layer and sole stitching
Shaded Drawing of a Shoe part b - impressing technique in shoe folds
Shaded Drawing of a Shoe part c - laces and leather stitching
Shaded Drawing of a Shoe part d - rubber sole and summary
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Test your Knowledge
Unit 2 Quiz
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Course description

Correct shading and the understanding of Form are the key ingredients needed to make your drawing ‘look more realistic than a photograph’. You will see your drawings transform before your eyes from a simple outline into an amazing realistic three-dimensional looking image.

  • You’ll discover the theory of light and shade and how this knowledge can help you when drawing from life or when photographs are not enough.
  • You will learn how important it is to draw the correct shapes in your shadows and highlights which are just as important as the outline drawing itself.
  • Through a series of drawing exercises you will refine your ability to compare tones and understand form while using the smooth shading technique.
  • You’ll unlock the formulas to drawing and shading drapery and folds.
  • In the final two weeks of this unit you will create a drawing of a fully rendered 3d looking man made object (at this point you will be amazed at your new skills!)

For more details see the course outline page.

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Instructor

DrawPj Team
DrawPj Team
The DrawPj On-line Instructor Team

Cindy Wider, Tannis Trydal and Brigitte Back