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.

In this class 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

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Intro

    • Value

    • Shapes

    • Combining Shapes

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About the Instructor

Illustrator/Cartoonist

Jake Parker

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.

Reviews

Great Overview of Fundamentals

Mary Marck

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

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

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Light and Shadow

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 ...

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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 made them successful, and gives and example of Jake's selecting the ball, and "painting through" the full stroke to get the correct shadow effect.

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Light and shadow is perfect

mar garcia

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

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

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