What Is A Still Life?

Still Life is an art term, that refers to a special kind of picture. It represents an arrange of inanimate objects (hence the name) like a bowl, a cup or fruits. Usually the arrangement is made based on the artist's purpose. A Still life pencil drawing could be symbolic, with an underlying meaning, or aesthetic, in which particular case the purpose is to communicate beauty.1 min


78
37 shares, 78 points

Still Life is an art term, that refers to a special kind of picture. It represents an arrange of inanimate objects (hence the name) like a bowl, a cup or fruits. Usually the arrangement is made based on the artist’s purpose. A Still life pencil drawing could be symbolic, with an underlying meaning, or aesthetic, in which particular 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 benefit us know how color acts in true to life, how the light bounces, and how an arrangement of colors may 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 goal of the still life pencil drawing differs. A still life pencil drawing might 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 betwen a good drawing and an extraordinary drawing.

Whenever 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 will be the dark and light areas on our still life pencil drawing.

Still lifes will be the most available subjects in the world, and while some individuals may consider still life drawing boring, the fact is they teach us a lot. When you yourself have no notion of what to draw, just make an arrangement of things you have at your home 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 far greater understanding on what light works, and how objects connect with each other within a composition and color scheme.


Like it? Share with your friends!

78
37 shares, 78 points

What's Your Reaction?

CUTE CUTE
0
CUTE
CRY CRY
0
CRY
GEEKY GEEKY
0
GEEKY
LOL LOL
0
LOL
LOVE LOVE
0
LOVE
OMG OMG
0
OMG
WIN WIN
0
WIN
ANGRY ANGRY
0
ANGRY
WTF WTF
0
WTF
hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
FUN FUN
0
FUN

Comments

comments

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format