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Basic Lighting Principles with Chris Legaspi, Heather Lenefsky

Basic Lighting Principles
Introduction to Light and Shadow Learn how to describe forms with shadows and halftones

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Chris Legaspi, Heather Lenefsky
Drawing Exercises, Still life
Ballpoint Pen, Pencil
1h 22m 38s

In this lesson, instructors Chris Legaspi and Heather Lenefsky will show you how to apply light to simple forms and use halftones to enhance the sense of 3-dimensional space. Then, you will apply your knowledge of forms to render your household objects.

This lesson belongs to the course Drawing Foundations I. This course is designed to empower new students with a structured approach to learning how to draw. Join instructors Steve Huston, Chris Legaspi, Heather Lenefsky, Catherine Bobkoski,  Bill Perkins, Joshua Jacobo, and Mark Westermoe as you learn the fundamentals of perspective, rendering, and composition. After completing this course, you will develop a solid foundation in drawing.

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