Learn how to draw realistic light & shadow.

Drawing is fun, but sometimes shading is confusing. 
That’s why I made a video guide on how light works.

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.​

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

Portrait of Lip Comarella

Lip Comarella
Art Director at Netflix

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

I thank you again for your clear way of explaining complex concepts.
I am very happy that I made the decision to take your course.

"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 Instructor

Dorian Iten draws, paints, sculpts and teaches.
He completed his classical painting education at Angel Academy 
of Art in Florence, Italy and studied Entertainment Art at The Art Department in the USA. Dorian has served as director of the Digital Art & Design program at Barcelona Academy of Art and currently lives in a small village in the Swiss mountains.

Learn more at www.dorian-iten.com/about