Still Life April

19th April – Still Life

This week we will do a half hour still life drawing, focusing on some basic ways to tackle a life drawing. We will continue with still life drawings over the next few weeks, culminating in a longer piece of work which will run over several sessions.

A few ideas to start off…

You might want to start with a harder (lighter) pencil.

Begin by drawing dots on the page to mark the location and height of each object.

Look for the centre line of each object.

Consider drawing a grid.

As you are drawing, make sure you keep looking at the objects in front of you rather than overly focusing on the page.

Look at the areas where objects meet and the shapes formed.

Compare lines and angles across the page and between objects.

Unlike the gesture drawings we have been working on in recent weeks, you might want to use an eraser and work more slowly.