Tips For Drawing a Still Life
All you need to draw a still life is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and...
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Something to draw!
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Find a background that is a solid color. This way you are not distracted by surrounding details.
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A “Still Life” is just a work of art where the subject matter is an inanimate object.
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Focus on simplifying shapes you see in the object. These shapes will be “guides” for your drawing.
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Try sketching the object by only using simple shapes like rectangles, triangles, circles, and ovals.
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These “guides” will help you with getting accurate proportions of the final image.
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Start your drawing by using simple shapes, but make sure to draw very lightly!
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Your drawing may be hard to see, but drawing lightly will let you easily erase and fix mistakes.
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Once you have all the simple shapes drawn, you can start to add detail.
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Once you are happy with the proportions, you can go back over the drawing to darken the outline.
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Use this outline for a finished line work drawing or keep going by adding shading and more detail!
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