How to Draw Shadows of a Chair

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Shadows will add a lot of depth and dimension to your work. Learn how to draw the shadows of a chair with help from an artist in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name's Patricia, I'm an artist, and I'm going to show you how to draw the shadows of a chair. So, here's a chair. Where is my pen that works? Here is a chair. There we go. This is going to be your typical wooden chair, with the legs and the works. Alright. And then, the shadow coming off it - if the sun is coming from this direction, it's going to be something like this. It's going to have the leg shadows. And then, shadow like this. Something like that. Notice the angle of it. It depends on the sunlight, where the sun's shining from. Let's do another one. We'll make this an orange chair. Again, let's see, let's do a rounded chair. So, this chair's going to be towards us. And again, the light's going to be coming from this direction. And so, the chair shadow's going to be more like this. again, the legs, the chair. But then, the shadow's going to be more something like this. Alright. So, there are the shadows of a chair. Enjoy!


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