Mastering Light & Form

Learn to shade with confidence.

On-demand video course with Dorian Iten

There is magic in understanding light.

Light breathes life into our artwork.
It's emotion, story, beauty and color.

Ultimately, controlling light allows us to create more freely. That's what this course is about. I have developed it by working with students over the past 8 years and seeking out the finest teachers across artistic disciplines. My intention is to give you the most applicable insights about creating realistic images. And to help you make artwork you are proud of.

This course is for artists that communicate through images – painters, illustrators, concept artists, matte painters, and animators. Even though the word "mastering" is in the title, it is designed to be transformational at any experience-level.

More information and a free preview is below. Enjoy! πŸ™‚
Dorian

Marshall Vandruff
Teacher

"If you care about your art, learn from Dorian."

Dorian's skill as an artist stands out as almost super-human, but his skill as a teacher is every bit as sensitive and thoughtful as his art. He devotes himself to making learning easy for his students. If you care about your art, learn from Dorian.​


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Preview

Here is part of the first lesson, showing the 9 projects the course takes you through.

Praise from Students

Mayec Rancel

Senior FX TD,
Double Negative, UK

"Dorian is dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about teaching."

I have never seen anyone so dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate about teaching. The positivity, and the amount of time, energy, work and effort that Dorian gives to his students is a wonder and a privilege.

"This course structured the way in which I draw now."

​​​​​I found the course I took with Dorian especially helpful as it structured the way in which I draw now. It helped me to constantly be aware of values, light and form which lead to a habit of automatically thinking of it when drawing. With his calm and patient nature, he managed to explain all important aspects of light and form in an understandable way, giving assignments that let you apply practically what you have learnt in theory. I can really recommend Dorian as a teacher to anyone interested in drawing better!

M​arkus Stadlober

Freelance Artist, Austria

Fernando Suira

Freelance Artist,
Panama

"There's no course out there more simple to tackle such a complex subject."

In the 5 years I have been studying art I have been to many different classes, some of them good, many of them bad... If I had to pick the best of them all, it would be this class with Dorian Iten. I think there's no course out there more simple to tackle such a complex subject.


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About the Instructor

Dorian Iten

After spending four years immersed in old master drawing and painting techniques in Florence, Italy, I have been traveling and teaching in Europe and the United States. I currently serve as the Director of the Digital Art & Design Program at Barcelona Academy of Art in Spain.

I find joy in creation and it is my hope that my work is helpful to you in some way.

PS. I have condensed some of the most important concepts from this course into the Light Guide

You can find more courses and articles on my website at www.dorian-iten.com.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any prerequisites?

The course is designed to be useful for students at every experience level.

Will I get feedback on my assignment submissions?

The on-demand version does not include assignment feedback/critiques. I am thinking about offering feedback in live sessions or through video recordings but I'm not sure yet what would be a good format to do so. If you have any ideas, please get in touch!