This class introduces you to concepts beyond observational drawing. Through lecture and the study of still life and interior subjects, you will learn the theoretical aspects of drawing. Among others, this includes the anatomy of a shadow and perspective, and combining this knowledge to create three-dimensional shapes. You will begin by rendering simple shapes, and subjects will then increase in complexity to include everyday objects and drapery.



  • Ability to demonstrate believability of shape, value, and edge, without awkward appearance.
  • Understanding of the anatomy of a shadow, with ability to demonstrate.
  • Understanding of perspective, with ability to demonstrate.
  • Ability to utilize and demonstrate proper shading techniques (massing, stumping, and veiling).
  • Understanding of the four basic methods of measurement: Sight-Size, Triangulation, Comparative, and Plumb Line, as well as being able to utilize them consistently and frequently while working.


for CDC201

Click on an assignment page to progress through the lecture and demonstration videos, and, following the guidelines, complete the assignment.

Assignment 1
Shadow Anatomy and Perspective

You will be introduced to the parts of the anatomy of a shadow, and must render a drawing of a sphere. You will also be introduced to one-, two-, and three-point perspective and complete various drawings demonstrating understanding of linear perspective.

Assignment 2
Drapery Cast Drawing

Using a complete scheme, accurate envelope, and high degree of finish, render a drawing of a drapery plaster cast. 

Assignment 3
Still Life Drawing

Utilizing knowledge acquired in the lectures on shadow anatomy and perspective, as well as knowledge acquired in LEC100, complete a still life drawing.