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.