Exploring the expressive use of line on a single object.
A structured course of 10 x 20 minute in-depth Still Life Drawing Lessons. All lessons have extra resources including preparation sheets, summary sheets, extension activities and instructional posters for download.
1/10 Getting Started (Preview)
2/10 Line and Transparency (Preview)
Solve the challenges of drawing multiple objects sitting in front of each other.
3/10 Perspective (Preview)
Exploring the way things get smaller as they go away, and creating the feeling of space in our drawing.
4/10 Shading with Pencils 1 (Preview)
Exploring different grades of pencils to bring tone and volume to an object.
5/10 Shading with Pencils 2 (Preview)
Using different grades of pencil to compose a complete picture, with atmosphere, and subject matter.
6/10 Tone with Charcoal 1 (Preview)
Exploring the use of willow charcoal using simple subjects to create a tonal charcoal drawing without line.
7/10 Tone with Charcoal 2 (Preview)
Using charcoal with pastels, erasers and other tools to explore tonal direction and more complicated subjects.
8/10 Composition (Preview)
Using a view finder to crop and make interesting use of negative space, employing colour, pattern and tone.
9/10 Rhythm (Preview)
Using various media to extract rhythm as an element from the still life.
10/10 Artists’ Practice (Preview)
Brings together many of the ideas discussed in the Still Life Tutorials from an artist’s creative perspective.