On October 22, I will be conducting a workshop titled Shadows are Your Friends. I conducted a similar workshop 2 years ago and it was a great success. I have been encouraged by the fact that my next class is fully subscribed.
Today’s featured drawing is of shadows at Boat Harbour, on Tasmania’s Northwest coast that I drew in 1990. This area has a particularly strong early morning light which results in some excellent shadows.
Light and shade are vital in all forms of three dimensional drawing. They give ‘life’ and definition to subjects and are especially relevant in landscape drawing. One can give tremendous depth to any landscape with the correct placement of shadows.
There is far more to creating the ‘right’ shadows than first meets the eye. Shadows are never simply black and each (usually) has their own tonal range.
I shall post some information regarding this topic closer to the workshop date.