Lights And Shadows

Effect of light on basic shapes

You have already learned to recognize basic shapes in the object you want to draw.

You set up the drawing with basic shapes. If you now know well how lights and shadows behave on those basic shapes, you can easily apply lights and shadows to everything you draw. (see example vase below)


Various sheets of basic shapes can be found on the internet. Take a good look where the shape is light and dark, and how the color gradient is. Daphne has also made a sheet of basic shapes for you. You can find it at the free downloads.

Go to sheets. 


Make sure that the light in your drawing is on one side

If you want to know more about use of colors, click here