Dorian Iten
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aurel
@Dorian Iten : i have a question regarding the halfblack shadow rules: does it varies according to the intensity of the light source? If so, how can I rationalize the relationship between intensity of the source and darkness of the shadow ?
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Dorian Iten
The shadow value is affected mostly by the intensity of ambient light in the scene. With artificial light indoors, a powerful light source tends to create more ambient light. Outdoors, the ambient light intensity depends on the time of day and tonal value of the surrounding surfaces.
Ambient Light Intensity 01
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Dorian Iten
@Tony Vu , @Félicia Gagnon, @braydenc303, @Jean-Francois (Jeff) Durix, @Yvann Cerisier: you are my heroes!! HIGH FIVE (or ten) for writing your intentions! 🙌 It is a real demonstration of your commitment to learning, and I predict that you are going to have way-above-average results with this course. Sharing something quite personal publicly also takes courage, and I respect you for that. Now let's draw and develop! :)
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Tekahem
Is there a systematic way to determine the shape of the shadow on the 'ground'? Is it an ellipse? Is the axe of this ellipse aligned with the direction of the light? Is it more like an 'egg' form where the shape is larger as we go further from the form?
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Dorian Iten
This article might help: https://thevirtualinstructor.com/how-to-draw-paint-cast-shadows.html (What is labeled as "core shadows" in the first illustration might be more specifically labeled "form shadow", of which the core shadow is a part, especially on curved surfaces.)
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Chris Moore
I noticed you also have this program through your website, where you have a lot of extra video content for reviews of student work. Will you be adding any of those videos here on Proko as part of this course?
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Dorian Iten
Hi Chris, I won't add the recordings from past feedback sessions to the course on Proko because they include Zoom video feeds of students, but I will create new sessions here in the coming months.
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Steven Wolf
 Can you explain to us how the Shading Course, differs from your other course here on the Proko site? I already have your course, “Drawing Fundamentals: Accuracy, Values, & Light.” What would I be getting in this new course that wasn’t in the other one? Does the Fundamentals course have stuff that is not in here, or is it just an abridged version of this one? Are you recommending this course to people that already have the Drawing Fundamentals course? I am assuming this new course will go more in depth, and have more, and longer videos. But I just wanted to make sure that it does more than just add assignments that the other course didn’t have. Also I want to make sure that there is enough more to the lessons to justify getting, what I think is, something like the full version of the one that I already have. I really enjoyed your Drawing Fundamentals course, which I believe is just a scaled down version of this course. I’m just trying to make sure that it is worth getting this one when I already have that one. If I didn’t already have the other one, I would just get this one without having to ask the question. Thanks in advanced for your time.
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Dorian Iten
Hi Steven, great question, thank you! The Shading Course goes much more in depth with 27 lessons, 27 assignments, and 13 assignment demonstrations. The "Drawing Fundamentals" course contains a small part of what is in the Shading Course and the "Accuracy Guide" which is only in "Drawing Fundamentals".
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aptc
I would like to know if you are going to make the transcription of the videos in a text file, as it happens with the Proko courses. The reason is that I don't understand spoken English, so to follow the course I take the text file and translate it. Thanks for your attention
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Hi Aptic! I will add captions in English in Q1 2022. After that I might add captions in other languages or transcripts, depending on where more demand is. What language do you speak?
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rmw1
Looking forward to it. A technique one if I may. I am now able to render smooth even tones reasonably well with pencil .. lots of dots and sharp pencils / pressure but an even charcoal tone is still a bit elusive. Any tips there would be great. Thank you.
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For me, a sharp point is key. To get a sharp point, you need a charcoal that's firm enough to hold the point.
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