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Introduction to Laws of Light for Landscape with Steve Huston

Introduction to Laws of Light for Landscape
Learn the Fundamentals of Landscape Use light and shadow to add dimension to your landscape scenes

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Steve Huston
Drawing, Landscape, Painting
Pastel Pencil
40m 34s

In this continuation of his landscape drawing and painting series, world-renowned artist Steve Huston covers the application of the laws of light for landscape. Steve will show you how to find shadow shapes on forms within the environment and how to simplify your forms into two value ranges: light and shadow sides. Using an example of large boulders, Steve will demonstrate how to lay in forms, create dark core shadows, and use lines and gradients to complete the effect.


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