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Beginner | 4 hours
Taught by Lisa Solomon
For this month-long daily drawing challenge, we’ve added a twist. Artist and educator Lisa Solomon shows how to use overhead light and everyday objects to cast interesting shadows onto paper, then draw around the shadows to create outlines. What you do within the outlines is where the real fun begins. Each day, Lisa shares a new idea filling outlined shapes with color and texture, using everything from pens and graphite to watercolors and highlighters. This technique is a great way to experiment with composition and keep your drawing practice loose. Simply start with a shadow and allow yourself to play within the lines. 
 
Learn how to:
  • Cast shadows
  • Draw around the shadows
  • Paint, draw, sketch and doodle within the outlines

Chapters
May Daily Drawing Challenge: Tracing Shadows
01:28
04:55
07:18
04:47
04:51
04:14
07:23
07:09
11:26
05:27
09:07
04:17
06:50
09:22
09:13
08:26
11:08
11:14
06:32
14:33
08:34
07:24
10:20
11:11
11:00
07:24
13:31
12:12
05:59
05:55
11:30
10:51
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • A lamp or overhead light to cast a shadow
  • Various objects to trace (see each day for inspiration)
  • Bristol paper (Lisa uses Strathmore), or any paper that can accept wet and dry medium

  • Stabilo Highlighter Markers
  • Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner Pens
  • Eco Highlighter Pencils
  • Gelly Roll Pens
  • Pentel Sign Pen
  • Palomino Blackwing Water-Soluble Graphite Pencil
  • Pilot Hi-Tec-C Gel Pens
  • Micron Pens
  • Watercolor paints and brushes
  • Watercolor pencils
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