Still Life 1/10 Getting Started

Exploring the the expressive use of line on a single object


ArtMaker's enlightening Still Life short course reveals the fundamental secrets of Still Life Drawing with artist Michael Herron. Discover basic concepts that generate fundamental understanding for better physical comfort and technical performance. In this 10 lesson course you will work with pencil, charcoal, pastel and mixed media, and journey all the way through to what inspires and motivates us as artists working with still life objects.

Still Life 2/10 Line and Transparency
Still Life 2/10 Line and Transparency
Line and transparency: Solve the challenges of drawing multiple objects sitting in front of each other.
Still Life 3/10 Perspective
Still Life 3/10 Perspective
Exploring the way things get smaller as they go away and creating the feeling of space in our drawing.
Still Life 4/10 Shading with Pencils 1
Still Life 4/10 Shading with Pencils 1
Exploring different grades of pencils to bring tone and volume to an object.
Still Life 5/10 Shading with Pencils 2
Still Life 5/10 Shading with Pencils 2
Using different grades of pencil to compose complete picture, with atmosphere, and subject matter.
Still Life 6/10 Tone with Charcoal 1
Still Life 6/10 Tone with Charcoal 1
Exploring the use of willow charcoal using simple subject matter to create a lineless charcoal drawing.
Still Life 7/10 Tone with Charcoal 2
Still Life 7/10 Tone with Charcoal 2
Using charcoal with pastels, erasers and other tools to explore tonal direction and more complicated subjects.
Still Life 8/10 Composition
Still Life 8/10 Composition
Using a view finder to crop and make interesting use of negative space, employing colour, pattern and tone.
Still Life 9/10 Rhythm
Still Life 9/10 Rhythm
Using various media to extract rhythm as an element from the still life.
Still Life 10/10 Artists' Practice
Still Life 10/10 Artists' Practice
Brings together many of the ideas discussed in the still life tutorials from an artistís creative perspective.