How to Draw a Shadow
To train your eyes to see like an artist, imagine a light bulb in the center of your drawing, then draw eight circles around it and add shadows with your pencil. This will allow you to see how the light source affected the shadow based on where the subject was placed.
Smudge the farther area of the cast shadow to make it look like it is far from the light source. Natural shadows appear when the light source is from natural sources of light such as the sun or the moon. Artificial shadows appear when the light source is from artificial lights such as light bulbs, night lamps, spotlights, streetlights, and so on.
How do you draw a shadow of a person?
To reduce the appearance of pencil strokes, use a light blender or a paper stump. Draw an outline first to get the shape of your image. Keep the pencil sideways so that the greatest area of the tip is in contact with the paper.
What is form shadow?
Form shadows occur when a portion of an object is on the opposite side or away from the light source, and thus does not sit directly in the light; it is still affected by the light indirectly, and has color and dimension, but it is not in the light source’s direct path.
What is cast shadow in art?
In a painting or other image, a shadow cast by an object or figure.
What is a drop shadow in art?
A drop shadow is a visual effect in graphic design and computer graphics that consists of a drawing element that looks like an object’s shadow, giving the impression that the object is raised above the objects behind it, which can be achieved by alpha blending the shadow with the area it is cast on.
What is cross hatching?
Cross-hatching is a line drawing technique that depicts light and shadow by using the white or openness of the page to represent light and a density of crossed lines to represent shadow.
How does an artist show light in a drawing?
Hatching and crosshatching are simple and enjoyable shading techniques that artists use to translate the light and shadows they see into shading, giving the illusion of a third dimension.
What is the difference between shadow and shade?
Shade refers to the dark shape that appears on a surface when an object blocks sunlight or other light. We had lunch at the park under the shade of a large tree. It was hot outside, so the boy found a place to rest in the shade.