Thursday, January 09, 2014

Still life

What makes up a still life drawing? Any collection of objects and arrangment of them that you find pleasing, but usually is a combination of objects with different textures and sizes and interesting lighting. In my Advanced Drawing - Still Life workshop, you'll learn more about setting up a still life and create studies of textured objects as well as glass, which is a common item in still life compositions. 

Still life study in oils - Christmas leftovers

When a glass object is broken down into areas of light and shadow, it becomes a puzzle that you need to solve through careful observation and drawing technique. Here's an example of a heart shaped bottle, from the initial value map drawing to the start of shading to capture the values that give glass its unique qualities of shine and transparency.

To learn how to draw glass and other common still life objects and textures, consider registering for this workshop. There are still a couple of spots left in the January 12/19 workshop with registration available through my website.

Win your workshop registration!

Simply register for the workshop of your choice through my website by March 31, 2014 and a draw will take place on April 1st to announce the winner.  If you register for more than one workshop, your name will be entered twice.  Good luck!


RH Carpenter said...

Love your style and technique with black and white media!

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thank you Rhonda. Drawing was my area of concentration when learning and for many years after, so tends to be my comfort zone. I can never stress enough the need for developing that skill.

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laura said...

Lovely pencil drawing--so sensitively rendered, and an interesting perspective. Love the soft colors in your oil too!

Celeste Bergin said...

great drawing/paintings! Love your sensitive touch