Art of Still Life Drawing

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Art - 160 pages

The inspiring lessons continue with a brand new and beautiful addition to the magnificent series on drawing skills. This fourth book--which follows Art of Drawing, Art of Drawing Landscapes, and Art of Drawing the Human Body--covers all the essential basics for capturing vibrant and expressive still lifes. Breathtaking and enlightening images fill chapters devoted to capturing variations of light and shade; depicting forms, qualities, and textures; and producing a balanced, strong composition. You’ll also learn how to realistically render materials such as metal, glass, cloth, and wood. An engaging section of step-by-step projects includes still lifes with abstract shapes; backlit flowers in pencil and India ink; a chiaroscuro of drapes; and a scene with toys, drawn in crayon.

 

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Contents

LIGHT AND SHADOW
7
THE BASIC DRAWING
8
Drawing Geometric Shapes
24
IN THE STILL LIFE
25
Shading to Emphasize the Contour of Objects
38
Shading Flat Surfaces
44
Shading Spherical Objects
52
Methods of Tonal Valuation and Shading
58
Draping in the Still Life
88
Mode and Style in the Drawing of Flowers
94
The Form and Composition of Shadows
116
Open Compositions and the Freedom of the Sketch
122
A Still Life with Abstract Shapes in Charcoal
130
Preparations for Drawing with Ink Solution
136
Space and Atmosphere with Pencil and Charcoal
142
Studies for a Drawing of Draping
148

Chiaroscuro Using Stumping
64
Representing an Objects Consistency
76
Representing Shine and Reflection on Metals
82
Transparency Reflections and Shine in Chiaroscuro
154
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