How to Draw a Still Life Step by Step

How to Draw a Still Life easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and everyone.

How to Draw a Still Life Step by Step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below


Video produced by channel:  Farjana Drawing Academy

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

As we said in our writing on composition, it is necessary first of all to mark the boundary of future still lifes on a piece of paper. Use very light lines for this. Also, don’t forget to depict the surface where the fruit basket is located.

Step 2

With very light and general lines, let’s create the outlines of the basket and the fruit inside it. During this stage, try to make the subjects in the background lighter in the foreground.

Step 3

In the final phase, we create the biggest details, in this phase it’s time to depict the smaller details. When describing all these objects, keep in mind that they are bulky and try to convey this mass on a single sheet of paper.

Step 4

Let’s start working with details. Using darker and clearer lines, draw details in the foreground. If possible, revise the contours of the lines described earlier.

Step 5

Continue painting the details, but this time more details in the background. As mentioned earlier, you should use crisp, clean lines. Remember that objects in the background must have less dark and contrasting outlines.

Step 6

Add the necessary details like the outline of the leaf and the outline of the fruit. In the same stage describe the texture of the basket. As you add clean final lines, remove the old building lines.

Step 7

To add volume to the still life drawing, shadow should be added. Traditionally, let’s start with the darkest and most visible shadows. First, use the light lines to contour these shadows, then even and smooth out the resulting areas.

Step 8

Add shadow to the fruit on the foreground. By the way, in the tutorial on how to draw a ball, the Drawingforall.net team will detail how to add shadows to spherical surfaces.

Step 9

Make the shadows in the foreground darker and more contrasting. Start adding shadows to the background. Remember that the shadows must match the shape of the objects in order for them to appear larger and more convincing.

Step 10

Now go to the back of the basket and add some shadows. Here, the hatch should be more general and less consistent with the shape, so the objects in the foreground appear more massive.

Step 11

Add finishing. Make the foreground more contrast, add shadows if needed and remove the remaining building lines.

If you followed our tutorial and your artwork resembles ours, the tutorial on how to draw still lifes is complete. If you spot any, go back to the stage where you made it and try to fix it.

If you have mastered this way of painting still lifes, then try to collect objects for still life pictures on the table and describe everything using the knowledge gained in this article. Try drawing different still lifes from different angles and under different lighting. These continuing training courses will teach you how to correctly draw various objects and create beautiful compositions.

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