The Art & Science of Figure Drawing: SHADING

Use your basic drawing skills to shade the figure and illustrate anatomy using dramatic light & shadow.
Brent Eviston
8,676 students enrolled
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Shading is the most sought after figure drawing skill. If you can shade basic volumes like spheres and cylinders, this course will teach you how to use those same skills to shade the human body. You’ll be led step by step through the figure shading process from simple light and shadow patterns to highly rendered anatomical details.

In addition to Brent’s award winning instruction* this course includes a set of 100 photographs of beautifully lit, fully nude figure models. These photographs were created specifically for this course and will provide hours of shading practice. This course also includes high resolution images of Brent’s original drawings for you to study.

Each lesson in this course focuses on a specific step of the shading process. At the end of each lesson you’ll be given a specific exercise. By the end of the course you’ll have your own fully shaded and rendered figure drawing.

Because this course features photographs of fully nude models, it is important that you conduct yourself maturely and appropriately in the course.

This is a challenging, intermediate level figure drawing course. It is highly recommended that you complete Brent’s Gesture course as well as his Volume & Structure course before taking this course.

*Brent was honored as one of Udemy’s Best New Instructors of 2017.

How long do I have access to the course materials?
You can view and review the lecture materials indefinitely, like an on-demand channel.
Can I take my courses with me wherever I go?
Definitely! If you have an internet connection, courses on Udemy are available on any device at any time. If you don't have an internet connection, some instructors also let their students download course lectures. That's up to the instructor though, so make sure you get on their good side!