Module 3.1

Introduction to Shading

Shading – the magic that transforms lines on a piece of paper into realistic, three-dimensional objects and living beings! Introduction to Shading teaches you how to shade realistic subjects with traditional shading techniques.

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Books Based on This Topic

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3.1.B1

Introduction to Shading: Second Edition
By Brenda Hoddinott

This drawing course is designed for self directed learners and authored by a self-taught artist. The diverse resources and activities in this ten-week course are ideal for beginner artists with recreational and/or professional goals. Over 400 illustrations enhance the text to make it more comprehensible and enjoyable.

About the Author

Brenda Hoddinott

Author of Drawing for Dummies, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing People, Drawing Book 1: Getting Started, and owner of Drawspace.com

Individual Lessons


3.1.R01

Lesson Plan Topic 3.1
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A1

Shade Simple Value Scales
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 3.1.A2

Shade an Optical Illusion
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A3

Shade Graduations of Values
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 3.1.A4

Use Shading to Create Forms
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A5

Squirkle Value Scales
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A6

Squirkle Graduations of Values
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A7

Squirkle Striped Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A8

Graduate Blobs and Globs
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 3.1.A9

Squirkle an Iris and a Pupil
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A10

Hatch Value Scales with Five Grades
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A11

Mountains in the Style of Impressionism
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A12

Use Line Density to Hatch Value Scales
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A13

Hatch an Abstract Design
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A14

Hatch Value Scales with Pencil Pressure
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A15

Use Five Grades to Hatch Five Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A16

Hatch a Single Graduation with Five Grades
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A17

Hatch Forms with Burnishing and Erasing
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A18

Hatch Vertical Lines of Random Lengths
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A19

Hatch Two Types of Lengthways Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A20

Sketch a Scene with Hatching Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A21

Render Ribbons of Values
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A22

Shade a Simple Form with Contour Hatching
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A23

Graduate Curved Hatching Lines Lengthways
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A24

White Egg on a White Surface
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A25

Contour a Child's Straight Hair
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A26

Shade and Blend Bobby Blob
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A27

Realistic Petals on a Flower
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A28

Hatch Hairy Harry
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A29

Shade a Tulip with Contour Hatching
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A30

Shade an Apple with Contour Hatching
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A31

Turn a Shape into a Form
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A32

Shade the Realistic Forms of Leaves
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A33

Shine Up a Simple Sphere
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A34

Hatch a Scale of Seven Values
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A35

Hatch Three Types of Graduations with One Grade
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A36

Cut Across Diverse Lines
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A37

Crosshatch Value Scales
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A38

Crosshatch Smooth Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A39

Use a Value Map to Crosshatch Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.A40

Crosshatch a Grape Smoothie
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R1

Identifying Light and Shadow on Forms
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R2

Identifying Primary Light Sources
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R3

How to Use a Value Map
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R4

Checking Out Squirkles in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R5

Exploring Squirkled Value Scales
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R6

How to Squirkle Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 3.1.R7

Exploring Hatching in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R8

How to Hatch Value Scales
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R9

Exploring Hatching Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R10

How to Hatch Graduations with One Grade
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R11

To Blend or Not to Blend
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R12

How to Hatch a Graduation with Five Grades
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R13

Render Contour Hatching Naturally
By Brenda Hoddinott

3.1.R14

How to Hatch Lengthways Graduations
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 3.1.R15

Checking Out Contour Hatching
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 3.1.R16

Checking Out Crosshatching in Drawings
By Brenda Hoddinott