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Drawing Fundamentals: Tonality and Shadows

via CreativeLive


This beginner-friendly class will teach you essential techniques for drawing realistically. Learn how to create light and shadow in your drawings by applying techniques such as tonal scales, cross hatching and mark making. Instructor Amy Wynne teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and exhibits her work nationally, winning numerous grants and awards.

This class covers:

  • Tonal gradations, hatching, cross hatching
  • Creating a dramatic value range
  • Working with core and cast shadow

A series of practice pages will be provided to get you started.


  • Class Introduction
  • Tonal Rendering in Natural and Artificial Light
  • Tonal Gradation
  • Demo: Creating Tonal Range
  • Demo: Tonal Egg Drawing
  • Tonal Cylinders and Blocks
  • Demo: Drawing by Numbers

Taught by

Amy Wynne

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