Light And Shadow

Light and Shadow

taught by Jake Parker
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Florian Schmidt

Valery Yazykov

Ujunwa Ofoegbu

Light & Shadow

Awesome... Just Awesome

Florian Schmidt

Valery Yazykov

Ujunwa Ofoegbu

Awesome... Just Awesome

Alberto Boscolo Gnolo


Oliver Benavidez

This was a great class. For a long time, I could never figure out why my drawings felt 'flat'. Now I know ;) Thanks Jake and Will!

pankaj singh singh

Mary Monson

Elisa Bianco

Kae Hutchens

Finley Sharrocks

It's a very basic course that takes things r-e-a-l-l-y slowly. It also seems to have been recorded from some online class taking place (there are emntions of incoming questions, etc). I think it would have been nicer to have a longer course that m...

Mohammad Sabbagh

Merren Booth

This course is a recording of a live lecture/demonstration about how to add shading to objects in your artwork. It is not a course with exercises for you to do, though at the end Will Terry gives excellent advice on how to practice what you learne...

Nahar Abulfaraj

Sylvia Howell

What a fascinating topic expertly covered by Jake and Will. I enjoyed Will's "Devil's Advocate" questions to Jake, making sure nothing is left out. At one point Will clarified that sometimes professional artists take for granted the skills that ...

Carol Kohn

Excellent class. Thank you.

Glenn Hibburt

The Basics of understanding light and shadow is the foundation upon which we build superb art. This is a vitally important class and recommended to anyone who wants to get an edge in their art. Gets 4 stars only because at one point this was ...

Mary Marck

This class isn't super long, but everything in it is so important to creating dimensional shapes with depth!

Kristinn Reinhard

Gustavo Ruiz

Alex Diaz

It covers the basics in a clear manner, although I wish Jake would explain his process while he paints the various examples, mostly with the complex forms. It would help the student to memorize the rules better and clarify doubts if there were any...

Christian Ivan Villanueva

Diego Lopez

Easy to grasp for beginners. I am here as an intermediate artist who wants to see other professional's theories and methods of teaching art. Jake does a good job showing applications of shading and value here. If you are not looking to learn so...

mar garcia

I've loved this curse because for me is very difficult to understand how the form works.

Becky Porter

Andy Tucker

Preston Gutierrez

Aniekan Udofia

Karine G.Beaumier

Jake  Parker
Jake Parker

About the Instructor

For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Utah.

Light up your artwork

How to effectively apply light and shadow to objects is essential knowledge every artist needs to know. In this course Jake Parker demonstrates how to light an object, how shadows work, and how to apply these principles to complex forms.

You will learn:

  • Value
  • Local Value
  • How to apply Light and Shadow to an object
  • Applying light and shadow to different valued objects
  • Applying light and shadow to complex shapes and arrangements
  • How to apply this to your illustration

Note that this class is in our fundamentals series and therefore covers beginning level concepts and ideas.

Course Contents

4 Videos

Course Curriculum