DS111 Foundations of Shading

With Diane Cardaci

12 weeks   No credits

This class is the second of two courses designed to give the student a strong basis in the fundamentals of drawing. In this class we will learn how to build tone, and shade the basic forms that are the building blocks for all forms.

Week 1

  • Learning About Values
  • Building Tone and Blending Values
  • Light Creates Volume
Assignment 1: Making a value scale
Assignment 2: Making a blended value scale?

Week 2

  • Lighting and Shading the Basic Geometric Forms
  • Direct light vs. Indirect Light
Assignment 1: Shading a cube??
Assignment 2: Shading an sphere

Week 3

Assignment 1: Shading an egg
Assignment 2: Shading?a cone

Week 4

  • Cast Shadows
Assignment: Shading Cast Shadows Across a Form

Week 5

  • Understanding Shading of Fluted Type Objects
Assignment: Shading a gourd

Week 6

  • Understanding Shading of a Form with Secondary Smaller Forms
Assignment: Shading?a?"bumpy"?gourd

Week 7

  • Principals Of Shading Textured Objects: Textures Secondary to Form
Assignment 1: Drawing textured objects
Assignment 2: Drawing trees and bushes

Week 8

  • Seeing Color With Values
Assignment 1: Drawing the color wheel in black and white
Assignment 2: Shading a striped form

Week 9

  • Drawing Colored Objects
Assignment: Drawing 2 apples different color in the same lighting

Week 10

  • Pulling It All Together: Creating a still-life using the skills developed
  • Understanding Drapery
Assignment: Portfolio Development, part 1 - Outline of Still Life

Week 11

  • Continuation of Still Life Drawing
Assignment: Initial Base Layers of Tone

Week 12

  • Completion of Still Life Drawing
Assignment: Development and Refinement of Shading, Finishing the Drawing

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