Learn how to draw realistic light & shadow.

Do you ever get confused about shading? 
Drawing is fun, but sometimes it is complicated and overwhelming. 

That’s why I made a compact video course on how light works.

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"Dorian's information on light and shadow was a game changer for me."

Lip Comarella
Director for Passion Pictures, Founder of Salon Alpin

What's the Content?

Principles Explained

In this course we will examine 12 light effects that are essential for creating realism. We look at each one in detail, so you can start putting them into your work.

Techniques Demonstrated

I will draw and shade a simple portrait from imagination, and you’ll see each step clearly, from A to Z, nothing skipped or glossed over.

Hands-On Assignments

We will analyze lighting situations, study our environment, and draw a lot of eggs. 😊

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Endorsements

Marshall Vandruff
Artist 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.​

"Ideal to understand how light works."

This course is ideal to understand how light works. Whether you are a beginner or professional, you will come away with a new perspective. I love the way it’s explained and I like the combination of demonstrations, examples, and interactive parts. Dorian uses Photoshop, pencil and charcoal, so this is great for digital artists and traditional artists alike.

Joana Ferreira
Illustrator

Joana Ferreira
Illustrator

"Ideal to understand how light works."

This course is ideal to understand how light works. Whether you are a beginner or professional, you will come away with a new perspective. I love the way it’s explained and I like the combination of demonstrations, examples, and interactive parts. Dorian uses Photoshop, pencil and charcoal, so this is great for digital artists and traditional artists alike.

Volen CK
Freelance Artist

"Fun, engaging, clear."

Dorian’s teaching has been instrumental in my understanding of the fundamentals of light. His delivery is fun, engaging, clear and has a depth of information very hard to come by.

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About the Author

My name is Dorian Iten, I currently serve as the Director of the Digital Art & Design Program at Barcelona Academy of Art in Spain.

Over the years I have learned to draw, paint, sculpt and teach. I find joy in creation. It is my hope that this work is helpful to you in some way.

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