STILL LIFE and

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ACTIVITY

DRAWING EXERCISE VIDEOS

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Here are a selection of observational drawing exercise worksheets and demonstration videos, they include drawing negative space, contour drawing, and drawing your own hand holding an object.

ACTIVITY

SPEED DRAWING

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Ideas Sheet with written suggestions of how to speed draw focuisng on line and tone alongside illustrative images.

ACTIVITY

STILL LIFE PAINTING

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Still Life Painting Ideas Sheet. Text with instructions on painting a still life with two images to accomapny the text. The first image is of a still life of a red and black printing roller, a small radio and ambiguous shape on a pale muted green table cloth with pale grey and dark grey background. the second image is a diagram showing the shadows created by the direction of a light source.

Click on the image below for some  historical Still Life artworks.

Charles Ethan Porter, Untitled (Cracked Watermelon), c 1890
Charles Ethan Porter, Untitled (Cracked Watermelon), c 1890

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Glass bowl of fruit and vases. Roman wall painting in Pompeii (around 70 AD), Naples National Archae
Glass bowl of fruit and vases. Roman wall painting in Pompeii (around 70 AD), Naples National Archae

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Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560–1627), Still life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, oil on canvas
Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560–1627), Still life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber, oil on canvas

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Charles Ethan Porter, Untitled (Cracked Watermelon), c 1890
Charles Ethan Porter, Untitled (Cracked Watermelon), c 1890

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