In this intermediate course, supplies are up to the student; if the prerequisite Drawing 101 course has been taken, the same supplies will easily suffice – but students may use whatever medium desired to create sketches.
The instructor will use a variety of media, and students may decide after watching a lesson that they’d like to purchase those tools – and that’s fine as well! A few demonstrations will be done in watercolor and Copic marker – but pencil sketches are perfectly fine.
NOTE: In each lesson, a short example of a stamped usage of the lesson’s technique will be shown; videos are not complete tutorials and do not show the coloring of the full piece, only the shadows added. Copic colors are not included in these short examples. Stamps used are linked within each lesson, but are not included in this supply list, as they are NOT needed; any similar stamps can be used, or other scenes created with the lighting example.
You do NOT need all these items – and you can use other drawing tools at your disposal. (You may wish to see some in action before deciding if you want to try them yourself.) This isn’t a technique class with any medium, but you’ll see a variety in use.
- Staedtler Lumograph Drawing and Sketching Pencils (set of 12)
- White Pitt Pastel Pencils – Medium hardness or Soft
- Conte pencil, black
- Kneaded eraser (optional: a set of 3 for more eraser options, a stick eraser if desired)
- Pencil Sharpener – either the Quietsharp (electric) or a handheld (this one fits a conte pencil)
- Two sketchbooks; these are the mixed media-weight paper:
- Optional Tools – not required for class but fun:
You’ll need to go set up a free account at PMP, and read the TOU. In each lesson, a linked folder is set up at PMP with not only the photo(s) used for class, but additional examples of the same type of lighting. Studying those photos will help to internalize your knowledge, so be sure to go check them out!
If you find other photos at PMP that match the type of lighting, please leave links in the comments on that lesson here, so other students can find them – and we can add them to the photo album for that lesson as well!
Feel free to share your creations in our student Facebook group – it’s a great place to ask questions and share your advice with others too! As you share in other places, be certain to let your audience know where you learned your amazing shadow lessons!
Click the “Mark Complete” button on each lesson to move on to the next.