How to draw a still life with a pencil step by step

How to draw a still life with a pencil step by step

In this lesson I will show how to draw a flower still life (in a lesson the remarkable photo from Galina Chi is used).

Still life example

Step 1. When drawing any still life, first of all it is necessary to present all subjects in the form of the elementary forms. In this example the basket can be presented as paralellogra, and a vase as the cylinder. It is very important to arrange correctly at once subjects on a sheet of paper. Pay attention that subjects have to stand on a table, but not roll down from it.

We draw simple forms

Step 2. We bend lines to receive a form of subjects necessary to us. We add the handle to a basket.

We learn to draw a still life a pencil

Step 3. Circles and sticks we draw cherries, without forgetting that they block each other. Do not try to do them ideally equal.

How to draw a still life a pencil step by step

Step 4. We designate flowers and their centers. At this stage it is possible not to trace petals yet. Also we add leaves.

How to draw a still life with a pencil

Step 5. We trace petals.

How to draw a still life step by step

Step 6. We start shading drawing — we add wattled texture to a basket, cherries it is shaded around, leaving a large number of patches of light to make them is more juicy. On the right side of a vase over shading we add a strip of a patch of light. Petals of flowers and leaves it is shaded from the center to edges.
As light falls at the left, we add horizontal shadows to the right of subjects.

How to draw a still life with a pencil step by step

Author: Lily Angel, source: pencil-art.ru