Do You Know What A Still Life Is?

Last Update: March 12, 2015

Still Life is an art term, that refers to a special kind of picture. It represents an arrange of inanimate objects (hence the name) such as a bowl, a cup or fruits. Usually the arrangement is made according to the artist's purpose. A Still life pencil drawing can be symbolic, with an underlying meaning, or aesthetic, in which case the purpose is to communicate beauty.

About Still Life Pencil Drawings

A still life work can have many purposes. If we work in color it can help us understand how color acts in real life, how the light bounces, and how an arrangement of colors can bring a special mood to the painting. Using colored pencils we can begin studies about color, and work in the finest details. But in the case of black and white pencil drawings, the purpose of the still life pencil drawing is different.

A still life pencil drawing can help us study shapes and see how they interact on our eyes, we learn how to measure correct proportions and how they can make the difference between a good drawing and a remarkable drawing.

When we get into shading, we then study tonal values. There are no colors here so we must learn how to see things in black and white mode, and correctly define which are going to be the dark and light areas on our still life pencil drawing.

Still life are the most available subjects in the world, and while some people may consider still life drawing boring, the fact is that they teach us a lot.

Therefore, when you have no idea of what to draw even just to pass time, just make an arrangement of things you have at your house and start your still life pencil drawing.

Don't take just as bring cups and fruits, but instead focus on what you can learn from this. If you keep practicing on drawing still life scenes you will find out that you have a much better understanding on how light works, and how objects relate to each other within a composition and color scheme.

You definitely have to try still life pencil drawings on your spare time is very fun and relaxing.

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JewelCarol Premium
Interesting, I didn't know of still life, lol. :)
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stopscamming Premium
I found it to be a very best way when you to take away your mind off on something and relax sis. (lol)
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JewelCarol Premium
That is very true, sis. ;)
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letjeh2014 Premium
Doodling can very relaxing, too. Have you heard of Zentangles? They're fun to do. I'll attach one that I did a while back when I had more time. :)
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stopscamming Premium
I have never did that before, So amazing, cannot imagine how relaxing that is. Love it, do not forget to send me one my dear.
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letjeh2014 Premium
Making Zentangles are a like a form of meditation just as I would imagine making a still life would be. Here's another one for you. :)
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tomtitty006 Premium
I am quite good at copying a photo but don,t ask me to draw something from nothing.A while ago.before I sold them I had a nintendo ds xl and I had art academy on it,it really was very good and I believe there is a 2nd one out now but only for the 3ds.It taught you all about shading and all the basics of drawing,right up to painting.It shows you the painting on one side so you can refer to it,and your own attempt on the other side.
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stopscamming Premium
Oh my goodness, that is beautiful, that is what I use to believe at one point but now things has changed completely. I hope one day you will go back and enjoy what you use to do.
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reading Premium
I learned so much from this. I have a very poor retention of visual. Perhaps paying attention to how the light reflects off a still pencil drawing would help. My son has handwriting problems. Wonder what he would do if I had him try this?
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stopscamming Premium
You will never know until he tried it out himself. Now that you know it, embrace the moment by helping your little one.
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Garden77 Premium
Remarkable, the things I learn here at wealthy affiliates. I love this. Keep teaching
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stopscamming Premium
You are most welcomed my dearest.
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Garden77 Premium
Continue in blessing
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