Still Life As Story

February 29, 2012 § 24 Comments

“Not another still life!” is oft heard or at least thought during formal art training. In the 2nd still life assignment in Drawing II, we covered why working from the still life is so helpful. For example your subject matter doesn’t walk away, you can work on perspective, explore how to depict different types of textures, and control the light source. In addition to all of these technical reasons why still life is so important, we also talked about how objects reflect the age and society in which they were formed and contain story telling potential. Each student started with objects that they already had strong associations with and then used lighting, and layout to help tell their story.

Students will be posting links in the comments section with their drawings.


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