AUTOPLAY
Still Life Drawing
12 steps
Gather supplies: fruit, pencils, erasers, paper, sharpener and a paper towel.
1. Gather supplies: fruit, pencils, erasers, paper, sharpener and a paper towel.
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Some information about materials.
2. Some information about materials.
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Arrange fruit in a way that looks interesting to you. Try for variety in size and overall value.
3. Arrange fruit in a way that looks interesting to you. Try for variety in size and overall value.
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Use the full value scale in your drawing. When each value blends to the next, that’s a gradient.
4. Use the full value scale in your drawing. When each value blends to the next, that’s a gradient.
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Transform 2d shapes into 3d forms.
5. Transform 2d shapes into 3d forms.
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Keep building value to make lines into edges where gradients meet.
6. Keep building value to make lines into edges where gradients meet.
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General tips on how to start articulating the shapes in your still life.
7. General tips on how to start articulating the shapes in your still life.
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Notice where your main light source is coming from as it creates the highlights and cast shadows.
8. Notice where your main light source is coming from as it creates the highlights and cast shadows.
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Create a full value drawing: lay out value, outline shapes, add value, and erase highlights.
9. Create a full value drawing: lay out value, outline shapes, add value, and erase highlights.
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Create the illusion of 3D by including highlights, a core shadow, cast shadows and reflected light.
10. Create the illusion of 3D by including highlights, a core shadow, cast shadows and reflected light.
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Continue to build up values as you go. Draw with both your pencil and your eraser.
11. Continue to build up values as you go. Draw with both your pencil and your eraser.
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Self reflection: are you happy with the result? Did you use the full value scale?
12. Self reflection: are you happy with the result? Did you use the full value scale?
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