Monthly Archives: August 2014

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How to Draw Still Life


Posted on August 30, 2014 by

A still life is simply a group of objects arranged together to form a composition. It can be in the form of a photograph, painting or drawing. Still life is a basic exercise for drawing and painting. It is taught at initial levels of Fine Art teachings.
Still life is most useful when learning how to look at objects, their outlines, shape, proportions, tone and composition. When your eyes and hands are in tune to draw what you see, it allows you to accurately put that image on paper and enhance your drawing abilities.
This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to create a still life using pencils.



How to Draw a Dog (with graphite pencil)


Posted on August 4, 2014 by


In this post, we will demonstrate how to draw a dog using graphite pencils.  As always, starting with the appropriate tools is essential to successful artwork.  For this particular piece, I have used a pencil sharpener to create graphite powder for shading, a mechanical eraser, a blending stump, a facial tissue or cotton swab, and graphite pencils (2B, H, H3/H4 and HB). Let’s look at some of these tools in detail. (more…)