Published in


How to Make Realistic Shadows

Learn How Cast and Form Shadows Bring Your Art to Life!

Photo by Matthew Ansley

Our world is made up of light and shadow. So all artists need to understand how to create realistic shadows.

Without correct shadow and light relationships, a painting will fall flat. Shadows explain form, depth, and much more. Here at Evolve, we simplify shadows at first, breaking them down into the two categories of cast and form.




A community of people who are curious to find out what others have already figured out // Curious is a new personal growth publication by The Startup (

Recommended from Medium

Actor Jordi Mollà will show his art in the new NURU Gallery & Lifestyle Store in Puerto Portals

Trippy Alien X NFT Project

Mini Documentary

Arhead presents artworks in the Metaverse at ToDA’s new Digital Extravaganza exhibition

Introducing Fire Hydrant on fire a collaboration between Schmidt and Murchison a Co-Operative

Watch The Credits

Alexis André: The Story of Void, Messengers, and Obicera

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Evolve Artist

Evolve Artist

Teaching art students how to get the technical skills they need to become working artists. Learn more at

More from Medium

Growing Herbs: An Indispensable Guide

The Rise And Fall

Who’s Smarter, Cats or Dogs?

Who’s Smarter, Cats or Dogs?

How to start to meditate, real mediation?!