Online class with Catherine V. Holmes

Drawing Dimension: Shading Techniques

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Bring your drawings to life as you make shading simple and fun! Take all the mystery out of value, interpreting light, mark-making techniques and more.

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Catherine V. Holmes is a visual artist and art instructor. Her work includes everything from album covers and commissioned murals in Florence, Italy t...Read more

Lessons (7)

Value Scale & Pencil Pressure
1. Value Scale & Pencil Pressure
Artist and instructor Catherine V. Holmes starts with pencil basics as she opens her class on adding dimension to your drawing with shading techniques...Read more
16min
Line & Cross Contour
2. Line & Cross Contour
Learn about line art and cross-contour definition, which is the best way to begin drawing a likeness of something. Once you have your lines drawn, sta...Read more
12min
Light Source & Shadow
3. Light Source & Shadow
Catherine teaches you where to begin on your drawings, starting with the shape and contours and then identifying the light source. Give your object re...Read more
14min
Highlights, Blending & Shading
4. Highlights, Blending & Shading
Start adding dimension and realism to your drawing with a blending technique that will help you seamlessly move from tone to tone without making it mu...Read more
16min
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Catherine V. Holmes is a visual artist and art instructor. Her work includes everything from album covers and commissioned murals in Florence, Italy t...Read more

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