Two Value Drawing: Shadow Mapping

dates: 11 / 25 / 2022 - 12 / 23 / 2022

Understanding shape, value, and edge is critical to the success of rendering.

In this class, you will learn:

  • Shadow mapping
  • Priciples of shape, value, and edge
  • Strong 2 value sparation of light and shadow
  • Gesture
  • Structure


The two value stage of a drawing is an important part of successful rendering. Shadow mapping is an important first step to a strong two value drawing. And an in depth understanding of shape and edge are the foundation that shadow mapping is built on. This class is an in depth exploration of shape and edge, and the role that they play in shadow mapping and the creation of a strong two value head or figure drawing. 1 pose per demo. Week 1: Figure drawing (shadow mapped) Week 2: Head drawing (shadow mapped) Week 3: Figure drawing (shadow mapped + two value) Week 4: Head drawing (shadow mapped + two value) Week 5: Figure Drawing (shadow mapped + two value + rendering)

Class Info

Student Work Submission Deadline:

Each week Gold level students must upload their drawings within 5 days of the demo being released to be included in the critique video. For example, if a demo is released on 4/19 at 12am PT then the submission deadline is 4/23 at 11:59pm PT.


Refund Policy:

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Exceptions may be made in Foundation Art School's discretion.