The fourth skill of Drawing: 
Seeing, recognizing and perceiving 
Light and Shadows
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As you'll see in a moment, light and shadow aren't just the greatest way to add three dimensionality to your pictures - they're fun to play with too! Dive into the Flash lesson and definitely see the links below for other parts of the book and communiqués that relate to lights and shadows. Click on the following picture to see the Flash lesson. (Note: If you're accessing this on-line, go to the Flash link center in the upper right hand corner of the Archives page.):

Note: Due to the way the Flash Lessons are constructed and due to limitations within Flash technology itself, the links contained within the interactive lesson point to the online book (links of the "http://www...." type). All the same pages those links aimed at are within the book in front of you. 

For your convenience, the links contained within the Flash Lesson "Light and Shadow" are repeated in their order of appearance within the table below. (Specifically the right half of the table - just read the  headline for each column :-) Further, they're linked to the book as it sits on your computer - they won't open a browser and you don't need a web connection to open them. What a deal :-) If you want to see if any new additions have been made to the online page, go for it and click on the links within the Flash Lesson or click on the links in the left hand column below. If you want to access those pages rapidly, refer to this list: 

Other relevant, not so relevant (and possibly redundant) Archives:

2 March 2000
Update and link to next section on Light and Shadow

16 September 2000
1) Mini-Primer on the logic of light
2) Shadowing and shadows specific to the nose

31 August 2000
1) Capturing subtle shapes, lines and shadows
2) Foreshortening

5 May 2001
Shadows, highlights, and primitive forms:
seeing how they work together

1 June 2001
1) Shadows, highlights and primitive forms, Part II
2) Assignment

24 October 2001
Today an anonymous face with special attention
to cross-hatching, light, shadow, and facial feature

26 June 2002

1) We're moving again! Sheesh. Expect a short break in the action :-(
2) Caricature/lighting: is it consistent?

20 September 2002

Miscellaneous Levine-style caricature: a 
study in cross hatching and light

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