Drawing Exercise 8: Value/Shadows

Drawing Exercise 8: Value: Five Steps in Drawing Shadow
Value refers to the range of light-to-dark in objects around us and in drawing. Seeing value in subjects transforms the way we see and draw and improves our observation skills. In this lesson, we define “value” and identify the five parts of a shadow: core shadow, reflected light, center light, highlight, and cast shadow. We use John Muir Laws’ five-step instruction page as a guide. Going step-by-step, we will complete a shadow exercise.