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Drawing course for TOTAL BEGINNERS - From Line to STILL LIFE

teacher avatar The Artmother, Professional Art Teacher and Artist

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Lessons in This Class

24 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials Needed

    • 3. How do we see the world?

    • 4. Drawing the eye

    • 5. Drawing the eye exercise

    • 6. How can learning drawing improve your life?

    • 7. Elements of drawing

    • 8. Drawing Exercise - Getting comfortable

    • 9. Drawing lines

    • 10. Drawing lines exercise

    • 11. Drawing shapes

    • 12. The Artist window

    • 13. More Contour Lines

    • 14. Finding shapes

    • 15. UPDATE: Finding Shapes More Examples

    • 16. Measuring - Basic Proportions

    • 17. Perspective

    • 18. Drawing the Still Life - instructions

    • 19. Composition Grid

    • 20. Drawing the STILL LIFE

    • 21. Simple Shading

    • 22. Shading Exercise

    • 23. Shading the Still Life

    • 24. Conclusion

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Drawing fundamentals are elemental in this visually overloaded world. Visual communication is on the top right now: logos, icons, videos, companies and the social media is communicating with us visually....it is your chance to GET INVOLVED! Drawing fundamentals are the base for everything....it is a SKILL everyone should have.

The Basics of Drawing - From Line to STILL LIFE is a drawing course for TOTAL BEGINNERS taught by a Professional Art Teacher!

What can an Art teacher do? A teacher understands the subject and the students, the students needs and is able to build up a complex skill from small easy steps. 

This course will take you from a single line to an appropriately drawn still life. We will cover topics like: Line, Shape, Proportion, Perspective and Shading. We will go from simple drawing techniques and warm up exercises, through contour lines and finding shapes to a full still life with shading.

You will learn how Artists see the world and how can developing your drawing skill be the most beneficial for you: its therapeutic effect (art therapy), building self-confidence, developing cognitive abilities and even starting your own business or Art journey in Illustration, character design,graphic design, digital illustration, digital painting and more.

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The Artmother

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Welcome! My name is Alexandra Finta - a passionate artist, a happy mother and an enthusiastic teacher - in short The Artmother. I am a professional art teacher with a Masters Degree in Art Education with years of experience in teaching in person and online. As an artist, I am creating in all different kinds of mediums from acrylics, watercolors, graphite and digital. I have years of experience in graphic design and photography. 

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1. Introduction: way dropping course for total beginners. My name is Alexandra, and I'm going to be your teacher today. I'm a professional art teacher holding a monster's degree in art education. I don't drawing for kids and adults for years. Namely eight years in. This course aims to teach drawing from the Mendel's for total. Beginners are stuck with stick man for those who love drumming. But life happened and they stop for those who want to refresh their skills. And for those who want to improve their skills and discourse, we're going to cover a little drawing theory on how party state a girl that cover topics like shape, line, proportion, perspective and shaving. See you excited course. 2. Materials Needed: you will need that sales. You might have already noticed that fans deals have days marks on them with letters and numbers. Pleasures are age and be The stents for black H stands for part and numbers. How hard or hard black the pencil is. The middle point is HB. This is the castle most of us use in elementary schools, while for drawing, the best choice is to be or freebie or lines and six or 74 shaded. You should have in a razor and sharpener about the paper creeper, a four sized office paper by the surface drop on your desk or rather hard covered book. You can also buy a left. Ask in art stores, you really permanent marker and a washable marker. There's a final thing you will need, and you will be a little surprised. You will need a picture frame picture frame like this. A chief on. We'll make it. I want us in the yes for 2.5 euros. We are going to make an artist window to help you to see differently. Alternative to the picture frame is this plastic pipe repair, but I really will come in due to get it because it will be really good help for you also in the future. See you in the next video. 3. How do we see the world?: Have you ever wondered why your friend can draw amazing things just by lines? And you are stuck with funny jokes with Dick man? I'm sure you already know that There two parts off your brain. The left is responsible for a logical things like that. On the right brain is the free one. The create IWant the free spirit. Now this brain dominance determines how you see the world. Visual artists are able to see the world in terms off lines, shapes, colors and the relationships between these things. This allows them to translate a three dimensional world into two dimensional room. When you are drawing, your logical brain tells you to draw what you no rather than what you see. Hopefully, after finishing this course, you will be able to see like an artist and drove what you see your logical brain and creative brain part off course working together. And when you are drawing, you really need his cooperation In urological friend. There are symbols you store from your childhood for infants. Drawing is about excitement off, making marks on the paper. The scribbles doesn't present anything involved. But when they become toddlers, they started name these scribbles, but they still don't look as the things they are representing. Later, around six and seven years, Children trying to be more realistic in the drawings rather than just drawing two dogs on the curved line as the face, they start to be more realistic. I've become more complex. They have iris, few pills and they are thieves in Stein month. So your drunk face looked like this and you drew it over and over again. You enjoyed for money. You drew it for Daddy day friends that you drew long hair for mummy. Short for daddy, you drone the mom smaller to debt. Bigger signaling even smaller, etcetera. These overly drone things are the symbols. You storing your logical brain. If I would ask you to draw on, I you would rather draw this symbol. Then you're actually seeing well. Here It is where there was cooperation needed between your creative mind and a logical mind . The symbols are not bad at all. They will help you when you will be drawing from your imagination. When you will be illustrating a story, they help you to express yourself. You will need the stored symbols and you will need overwrite them discourse aims to show you how to do that. Well, attending art school. I didn't really get why I'm supposed to drove. Still eyes figure droving and all those things when I just wanted to express myself. And after that I was just dissatisfied because I didn't have the things what I needed to express them. I look, there's a drawing. And this I was didn't mean that. OK, I just wanted to express the world inside me. Well, with droving exercises and breakfast, you were training your brain to pay attention on to override this symbols. Here's another question. Why did you stop drawing? Every child is drawing. It is their natural way to express and process their emotions and experiences. Well, in the early teenage years, there is a breaking point is a little about interest and talent. The schools stopped to offer composer re part lessons and art becomes elected and you were dissatisfied with your symbols and decided I can draw well here you are, and you can. In this course we are going to do drawing exercises which will help you to overwrite your well known symbols and teach you to draw what you see 4. Drawing the eye: growing. No, I'm asking you to have a piece of paper and drove on. I stop the video. Okay? Have you got it? Now take another paper and follow me. When you draw a person, you don't just need Teoh dro what you see? But you also need to know what to pay attention at. In the next video, I'm going to draw a random I and explain you How should it look like you will follow alone And as an assignment, you need to draw a realistic I off a real person. It's gonna be a friend or family. Or you can also find a picture on the Internet, uh, trended or just show it on your screen. It doesn't really matter. You just need to try your over regions stable off your I observed ei off the person and pay attention to things I will show you in the next video. But first, watch my husband I drive this exercise on him on uh, see his results. - I'm going to show you what his results are. Well, decision I he has drawn as first attempt on This is the guy he had strong after the exercise. I think It's a really progress. I'm really problem him. Andi, After two after like through our three millions off explanation, he has over a bridge on his will alone symbol, which looks rather like a Mexican in the boat. 5. Drawing the eye exercise: So we are going to draw a random I. Let's start with the shape. What shape doesn't I have? Well, I used to call it the shape off plump seat shape off a love seat you're in the sport is the tear duct. It's a little round like this. This is the eyeball. And no, we're going to draw the iris. You can never see a person's full. I race Wallace, his very surprised. It's normally upper eyelid, covers a little off diaries. It touches the lower eyelid. What the people of people is at the center, off the iris. We're going to play with the light a little. We're going to place highlights. Two. Made I more realistic. Now it's put a little highlight in Teoh. People like days. It's going to be. I'm a little bit here. It's going to be a reflection. Now. Let's draw a little texture to the I raise, which short closed drove the upper island that stole the lashes. They're going to come from this make dark. I put questions. IHS, you Usually we can see this foreign to use our I feel the people as dark as you can with your pants deal. I'm going to use a seven. Before that, I'm using freebie for these lines. Leave on is, it's part of the virus. Used to be most dark. Okay, let's put a little shadow under the the upper wait put lives. So this now we're focusing just on the main things around the eye. So now let's feel or Iris also way lighter color so that I asked Shape off Plum State Your iris come is covered by the upper island. That the Irish touches the Lower Island dairies really lied and that there is a little shudder when it so these other things to keep in mind. Then go find a friend or look into the mirror or find portrait online and observed, Just I find things on the checklist in the eye and try to draw it. 6. How can learning drawing improve your life?: How come learning, drawing Improve your life? Drawing is a skill. It is easier to talented people to learn it, but it's not exclusive. Anyone can learn it and anyone can benefit from it. First of all, Joey is a form off. Art and art have a therapist. IQ effect. I have a good story on that wants my year and 1/2 old daughter Waas totally upset about something. She was crying, hitting, shouting, biting, and I just couldn't comfort her. My my techniques didn't work. It was totally stressful Situation awful on. And I just gonna have the way I picked up a pen at a piece of paper and give it to her on This is what she did. This is how to stress and anxiety off A year and 1/2 old little girl looks like it looks like little as a nail wrong or something. After she did this artwork, she was totally relaxed and called Andi happy. So if you create the habit of doing art or throwing, you create a channel where you can release your anxiety and stress. Secondly, it gives you confidence if you if you learn drumming, you were created an opportunity to feel good about yourself. You will be able to feel successful by completing droving. You will have these little challenge winning joy. Showing your artworks to others will give you the proof how awesome you are. 3rd 1 is the drawing has an amazing effect on cognitive abilities. Observing the world around you will help you to boost your perception off. Things will help you to focus your attention on a certain object, develops the ability to sustain concentration, trains your memory and last but not least, develops your motor skills. 4 to 1 is the visual industry. Visual communication is all around us. Logos, icons. We deals social media. Everyone is communicating with us visually the regional industrial blossoms and draws everything. This is your chance to get involved. To get a job or get a side income learning drawing, we'll give you a stable base to build on. I will give you free tips. 1st 1 Learn at once drumming. You can learn how to draw four trains. People law a personalized gift so you can make Facebook group for yourself and sell your portrait or even caricatures. It can give you a full time job or just side hustle. Learn digital drawing. There are endless possibilities online. Great digital illustrations for companies, logos, vector graphics make your own brand, and the 3rd 1 is my favorite. Learn painting. This is my favorite because I'm a painter myself. Driving from the mental are just enough to start. Decorative paintings are sellable now. You can off course create art and paintings where you express yourself. But decorative paintings are first of all, easy to make. Second, people love to decorate their homes. So these easy art projects are really sellable. For example, on etc. There are lots of possibilities. You can discover your stuff after completing discourse. I hope you will like it. Let's get started it 7. Elements of drawing: the elements off, drawing concepts that we will be exploring our line, shape, proportion, perspective, light and shadow on composition. Let's talk about line line is the most basic element off drawing by drawing lines, we create shapes. We can add dimension to it. We can create texture, etcetera shape shapes are defined by lines, and everything is built up by shapes. The basic shapes are thought in preschool circle or triangle square, and the organic shapes or free form shapes, which are not geometric. If you look at a house, you can tell it is built up off a square triangles. But let's take a look on something more complex, for example, a dog. Many artists begin their drawings by looking for these shapes inside of complex objects and then begin by drawing thes shapes at first. Then they more them to create the right force. Proportion Proportion is size off one picture element in relation to another picture element. For example, the size off a house in relation to a tree size. Often I in relation to the whole face. If proportion is wrong, the drawing just doesn't look right. Perspective is simply the illusion. Off depth in the picture. Further, things appear smaller and closer objects appear bigger. Perspective and proportion are in close relation. See, if I put this candle here, it seems to be bigger Dandy apple. However, it is smaller than the apple, it is just closer to the lens. Off the camera, light and shadow. We see because off light and if there's light, there is shadow. If you want to draw what we see, the need to add shadow to a drawing by which we create the illusion off right composition. Before you start droving, you need to look at your paper and mentally plays the elements so that they fit in. You need to see the whole drawing to have enough room for everything. There are two rules which we need to take in consideration when we are talking about composition. The 1st 1 is the rule Off thirds is basically placing the objects with the help off the composition Greek, which we are going to actually make. In this course. It is dividing the paper 2/3 both horizontally and where to quit and placing the objects by these lines. The second rule is the rule off both. It is simply that old number off object is more interesting than object that are impaired, so you should draw one free five or seven objects in one composition. We will look at each concept in more detail in the later lectures. Now let's talk about lines. 8. Drawing Exercise - Getting comfortable: getting comfortable. Even if you have drawn before, you might need to get comfortable with pencil you are using and also with the space you will draw on. Now take your pencil and start drawing. Do not get your pencil up until you feel your whole paper started. Curves explored a space sometimes push your pencil harder and then softer. Really? You need to explore space. Okay. You need to feel the whole day so softer. Okay, do this exercise before you start drawing mainly when you don't have mood or moderation to do so, it will make you wanna create. Look at this. It looks really cool, right? You can see that if you push the past, the harder it makes a darker line and if softer and it's lighter, sharpen your pencil every time before you start droving lines. 9. Drawing lines: Joby Lines in this section, we are going to explore droving lines. As you already know by now, Line is the most essential element off all drawing. Although everything is built up off shapes, we create shapes by lines. You need to learn how to draw lines to be confident when drawing them. Now take a paper and draw a line. Does your line look like this? Rather than this, it can be coast by more things. For example, when you were driving, your hand was in the air. If your hand is in the air, your line is not consistent. There are two things you can do about it. First is when you are dropping big lines. You need to fix your hands on the desk, your elbow on your lower arm, put it on your desk. Andi and drove by it. Okay, and when you are drawing small lines, put your wrist on the desk, fix your hands. There you see you are we are drawing from or risk moving so our lines are more consistent. Second thing, you draw too slowly. You don't need to rush, however, drawing too slowly can cause that your line is not straight. Try to improve this. Don't worry how, drawing to himself you can work on it later. Just drop and try. If you are drawing too slowly, your line might have these little curves in it. But when you are drawing quicker, this is this is too, too quick. So you don't need to rush because your you cannot control your line that much. Find them in the bay. Okay, try to foreign dist. Not too slow, not too quick. Middle Golden wrote Gordon, Golden Bay or something. And the 13 gays. You are not confident this relates with the previous part, so don't worry. By practice you will get better and drawing lines. Let's do some exercises to get you better. 10. Drawing lines exercise: drawing lines exercise. In this exercise, you will practice line drawing. So take a paper on first, we're going to practice how to get your lines. Continues to fix your elbow phone death and draw long lines. Your elbow. Okay, Not your Raise your other arm. Yeah. Drawing Big Long one. Drop it in your own pace. Not tried quicker. Can you see that? Your with her lines are more straight. Now. We're going to practice the short lines, fix your wrist on the desk and drove small lines in different directions at first in your own pays. Does that get quicker? Just try different directions. You can try curved line. 11. Drawing shapes: drawing shapes. I think nobody can draw perfect shapes off mainly in its first right. Most artists planned the right shapes or curves by drumming. Look off lines at first. Now let's draw a square. We are drawing freehand so you don't need to use a ruler. Now I'm going to show you how you might have drawn the square. You can see that. Do not try to draw a shape with one continuous line. More shorter ones to find the shape I'm looking for. Let the lines cross. You see full line here. Here, let the lines cross. It doesn't make the drawing bad. You can use a razor if needed, so try to find a shape. So do not do this, but trying to find this Where faith shorter. Lots. Now try it with a circle. I'm going to draw a circle and no, I'm going to draw a circle by short once. Can you see the difference? It's more process 12. The Artist window: the Artists Window forties exercise. You will need your picture frame and washable or non thermal mints marker we were going to do. Tracing. Tracing is basically copying. Contour lines often object. Joe's an object. It can be anything. It can be a ways your favorite mark or an apple or anything. Just let it be approximately the size off your hand. Like any size, which weeks your picture frame plays. The object behind this picture frame away from it closer or are further depends on the size of this element. We're tracing the transformed, free dimensional object two dimensional warm. Now watch me tracing some objects. Hold your frame was the marker off and go around your home, find objects and trace them. It is a fun activity on it is actually helping you really well in learning how to drove. What you see. Here's a tip. You might want to close one off your eyes to be focused like when you are taking photographs. If you have bought cheap picture frame, you might have a problem. Wade that the glass or the plastic actually gets out off the frame. If you open it up, you can solve this by gluing fit into the frame with a glue gun or taping it with a tape could help you. And here's a tip how to do the alternative file Pocket artists Window. So first app. Order of pizza. Then cut off a four sized of bees off the cardboard and cut off also a little bit smaller parts. So leave a frame from cardboard and place it into the file pocket. By this, you should gas and artist Window also which, which works well, however, it is not stable enough. Thio Thio, Joe one So you will need more patients with Andi. I don't know if you have have an idea what you put into the file prepared to get it stable to draw with. Please feel free to comment in the questions and answers parts or in the loop on my art room. But I just found this. The solution for you who don't have these picture praying The artists window Forties exercise. You will need your picture frame and washable or non thermal mints marker We were going to do tracing. Tracing is basically copying. Contour lines often object. Joe's an object. It can be anything it can be a ways your favorite mark or an apple or anything, Just let it be approximately the size off your hand. Like any size which treats your picture frame plays the object behind this picture frame of a flu meet closer or for further. It depends on the size of this element. We're tracing the transformed, free dimensional object two dimensional warm. Now watch me tracing some objects. Hold your frame was the marker off and go around your home, find objects and trace them. It is a fun activity on it is actually helping you really well in learning how to drove What you see, here's a tip. You might want to close one off your eyes to be focused like when you are taking photographs. If you have bought a cheap picture frame, you might have a problem wade that the glass or plastic actually gets out off the frame. If you open it up, you can solve this by gluing it into the frame with a glue gun, or taping it with a tape could help you. And here's a tip how to do the alternative while pocket artists window. So first app. Order of pizza, then cut off a four sized piece off the cardboard and cut off Also a little bit smaller parts. So leave a frame from cardboard and place it into the file pocket. By this, you should gas and artist window also which which works well. However, it is not stable enough. Thio, Thio, Joe one. So you will need more patients with this. But I just found this the solution for you who don't have these picture praying. 13. More Contour Lines: more contour lines. After you're done tracing, let's try to draw counters without help off the frame. Place the object you have drawn before and try to draw us again. Follow the contours video eyes and try to not to look at your job. Two months. Focus on the object. Follow its contour lines with your eyes. You're drawing my God distorted. Just don't care about it. Remember, we are just breakfasting now and we are trying to give you the Ortiz I In this exercise. You don't need to play with the short lines. Use just one continuous line. It will help you with more precise observations off the objects. Okay, In this section we have learned how to deal with lines. Let's move on to the next section and see what shapes are about. 14. Finding shapes: Okay, so by now you know that everything is buildup of shapes and shapes are created by lines. In this lecture, we're going to practice looking for shapes in order to get our droving right. Simplifying things into basic shapes help us to be more precise in proportion. Now look at the photo is dear. Let's find shapes in his body. Your task now is to find photos either on Google or on your own, and look for the shapes. You can use Photoshopped as I did, or use your picture frame, place it on your screen and draw the shapes with your washable marker. The point of this activity to find geometric shapes in these photographs or or objects looking for shapes were actually really, really help us in in drawing still lives because the first thing we are going to do when drawing still life, we are going to find these geometric shapes on a draw them and then more Demps to get the actual form off the objects. We are going to Joel, so it is crucial for you to practice looking for these shapes. So do that find at least free geometric shapes in the object you are going to use. You can find more, but free is the minimum 15. UPDATE: Finding Shapes More Examples: finding shapes. More examples. I have created this lecture to show you more examples off finding basic geometric shapes in complex forms. Remember, the difference between shapes and forms is that forms have dimensions. For example, square shape in a form is a cube. The circle shape inform is a sphere where we draw. We draw shapes than we create forms from them by adding shadows most of the times the shapes of the things in the real world are not a simple as geometric shapes, but finding geometric shapes in these complex forms help us to be more precise to maintain proportion, to be able to draw accurate contour lines when we are drawing steel lives and basically anything else. The first step is to define the most basic geometric shapes that we can continue to adjust them and want them to get the complex shape we are looking for. I will show you now 10 pictures. I do find at least three geometric shapes in them to show you this process. Let's see the first month first picture. He's a bizarre. His body has a very interesting shape. I'm you look for the most obvious shape, which is a giant circles on his back. Next is the head, and I can see a rectangle shape here. There is another rectangle in the back, a piece body, and that's it. If I would like to join his animals, these shapes would be highly enough to start The next is this little bird. I'm going to start with its head. So there is a circle is his buddy. I can see an oval shape. You can help yourself by looking on the counter lives. If you see occur. It is very possible that there was a circle or an oval. If you see a straight line, there is a triangle or a rectangle. There's a straight line on his banks, so you can see there is a triangle. Let's continue with this little hatch hawk. I'm going to start with his head. Where was an obvious triangle? His body has a big circle, and I can feel the remaining part. We don't not a triangle. This is going to be a little more complex. I'm going to start. We did knows there is a rectangle. His head is a big rectangle again, and it doesn't matter if the shapes cross it shows us that dimensions before subject third shape will be a rectangle again. See how I'm defining it stopped at the end of his nose. I could have Johnny bigger but trying to keep the physical demand. Jal's help us to be more realistic in our drawing. Obviously, we can add more and more shapes even more small and detailed wars to make or drawing even more precise. This picked picture is an animal again. I will start with the head first. It is a certain than too small. Triangles are two years, and then there was this big wrecked and go into his body. But enough of animals. Let's take a look on some objects. Here is a simple pair. It will be an easy one. There is a big circle at bottom, then a small circle and top, and I can connect is to win a rectangle and wallah. I feel all the whole shape. Geometric shapes. Seven. Picture is a cup. There is an obvious all active top pick up itself is a rectangle, and here is another little circle. A picture is jock. The whole jug is a big rectangle. I will add on over to the top to indicate the cover. I can also put a little rectangle here. Then I can continue with another one up here. Let's see a more complex steel line. His bubble has a circle here, a rectangle here, and let's add another with jungle and of all to the booth. His last one is this wonderful Volkswagen Beetle. Here is an obvious rectangle in front than another one up here, and two circles on two sides in summary when you are looking for geometric shapes usually start with the most obvious shapes. We appear to you first when you take Luke on the picture. Then you should analyse the contour lines, ardor, curse or straight lines, which shapes with their the most. How can I feel the whole shape most effectively? I hope this lecture was useful for you and that now you have a deeper understanding how to look. Forties geometric shapes 16. Measuring - Basic Proportions: basic proportions. Measuring measuring helps you to place object in the correct place and also helps you to maintain perspective and proportion in the drawing. If you measure it, shape you have points to related in your drawings. On the size will be off the tour for measuring for us is the Manziel itself. To measure something, you need to hold your hand feel like this with your some extended along the body off a pencil. We measure from the tip off the pants feel to the steep off your thumb. You need to define standard unit in your drawing. In this case, it is the wit off the waste. But for example, when you're drawing a human face, use the week off I as the standard unit. If you draw a deal, use the size off the head as the standard unit by keeping the sender unit inciting all things in your drawing your proportions. We will be perfect now. You already learned the basics of proportions. Let's see what perspective is about 17. Perspective: perspective. The basic definition off perspective is that objects appear larger when they are closer to your eye, then objects that are further await. There are two concepts to understand where it comes to perspective. The horizon line and the when ish ing point. They can be explained on a simple landscape, so let's say it is a flat landscape. The horizon line is the line between the sky and the land. Let's draw a road, See it got depth right away. The one dishing point is where the road crosses the horizon line. It's the point where the road is so far away. It is so small we cannot see it anymore. Now let's draw some trees. I draw big tree. It seems to be closer and the small three it iss further. Can you see how easy it is to create the illusion of depth? And here's a little house. So remember closer things are bigger. Further, things are smaller. Perspective will be very important when drawing the steel life to place your objects more precisely Now you know how to Joe counter lines find basic shapes, how to measure and placed the objects. It is a time for the next section, where we are going to use all these knowledge to draw a simple, still life Shelvey. 18. Drawing the Still Life - instructions: drawing a steel life in this section, we are going to draw a simple, still life. Together we are going to learn how to place and measure simple objects about coping. I know most off the artist say that you will know they're drawing by coping picture. But as a teacher, I think you can learn a lot from it. We are going to start with a picture of a still life you're going to compose or almost a life later. Now we are going to focus on days picture. You can find this picture in the resource is section downloaded on. Put it in your picture frame. We're going to make a composition great in the next video, so you will learn how to do that. But if you don't have the frame to bring out to stay life with great I made for you in fall show. If you don't want to print out a picture, you can just show it on your screen There, really that great. But the point off using this is artist window still is to motivate you to observe the things better. Well, first before, here is the time to use our picture frame. We are going to make a composition great 19. Composition Grid: decomposition. Great. Well, it is the time for us to use the picture frame we prepared. We are going to make composition greed in the inside part off deep brain divided into free , even parts both horizon Aly and vertically use a permanent marker and connect these dots. I don't care about the little millimeters. We are going to use thes lines just as a reference. Use a nail polish remover if you mess up the lines. So at the end you will have this awesome composition greed which will be very helpful when you will do your own still life compositions now do the same on the paper that you will draw on draw very light line. It doesn't matter if the frame is not exactly the same size as the paper you are going to draw on. We are going to use the lines just as a reference. Remember it So as you see at the end, you will have these awesome things The artist window with the composition, greed in the inside part and the outside part you can draw contour lines with your washable marker. It will be a great help for you in the future. I've promise 20. Drawing the STILL LIFE: So here we are in the drawing the still like put your paper with great on your service. You are going to Joe on. Prepare the reference picture. The first thing we have going to do is to look for shapes in this still life. You can see that there is a circle in the pair and there was a trapeze shape in Jack and their little ovals for the grapes. So let's throw the circle abuse days reference lines as you see that the circle is gross seeing so roughly so, we need to define or standard unit, and our standard unit is going to be I d hate off these the pair. Okay, So as you can see, the D job is double the hate off dip air. But you can see it from the perspective point of view that the bomb off the pair is here on the bottom off the jar is really a little bit behind it. So it's going to be high. Let's draw a line here. Right? So here is the jug. We're going to define the hate off, so not see, which is the double off. Hey, and you can see the referenced lines. Also, the picture that I am right. The hate of Jack. Approximately here. Now let's see where it starts. And it's so this is this is the part, But I'm going Teoh Troll Trapeze. Trapeze shape is from here. This is our second shape extended. That's like here, Here. I think this All right. So now we can, uh, see that deciding is all right. We can place this little pair a little great here, just right here. It's just a horrible It is being brought off, Jack. So not not going to see it. And we're going to morph thes simple shapes into these objects. So that start with a pair. There was another circle repair and it's here. I think I'm going to do it Now He is to follow the counter lines off the object on Burkett short wines and try to find the right shape off the care. I'm going to start right here. That's very cold job. So start, damper sport way You're going to do the grapes, but just the grapes which are on the jug. - So I'm looking. Jodi's behind the job. I love you Have a still life with lines with counter lies you can work on your lies will be more You complain Yiddish three the light and the shadows Right away Bye bye Droving content realized darker where there is a really dark place. So, for example, look at this place. This is socially black on this part of this great is also full shadow. - Now we are going to see how we can make this still life even more realistic. 21. Simple Shading: simple shading con Gratz. You've come to plain line drawing from a single line. You are awesome. To make this drawing even more awesome, you will need to make forms off the shapes by having shadows. You already know that light and shadow are one off the important elements off drawing light allows us to see, and if there is light, there is shadow to. Ironically, in drawing, we can create the illusion of flight, my adding shadow to our drawing. There are three types off terms that we are looking for in a drawing. First is highlight the white areas. It's where a given surface on the subject is reflecting the light source. There are the shadows, they are the darkest areas and there are Mitos. Mitos are the great areas which are the midway between the highlight and the shadow. There is the cast shadow. It is the shadow of the object itself. For example, the shadow off the egg on death. Let's do a little shading exercise before we shade or steal life 22. Shading Exercise: shading exercise. We are going to draw on egg. We're going to draw it and also shade it. So grab them from your fridge and draw its shape. We short lines off course. Follow the contour lines with your eyes. You do not need to be too precise. Just let it have shaped often. Eg. All right now, the second thing we are going to draw is the cast shadow self. You can see that the bottom off the AG is darkest. I'm going to dark in the counter lines a little bit here and now I'm going to draw the shape off the shadow itself. It has similar shape as the act. Now I'm going to draw the control lines off the highlights. So I'm again. Droving shapes. So here is one highlight. It is three white ist area on the egg. It is where Maggie's reflecting the lamp. I'm lighting it with Second thing I'm going to do is to draw the shapes off the shadows, shadows, arctic, darkest areas. So look for them. Darkest areas are the bottom most of the time here. Yes, on disk. Spartan observed the act to find them. All right, I'm going to feel the cast shadows. So grab your 70 pan steel or the pencil you're going to shade with on Just just feel it. It's like coloring book, but with gray dolls now I'm going to feel the shapes off the shadows. Feel the shadows as dark as you can. Next thing you need to do is to feel the meat owns. Basically, you are just coloring again. We leider Vancil marks. Leave out the highlights and feel the remaining space. You can make the edges off the shadow faiths smoother by going through it again with light brown still marks, and you can do the same with the shapes off the highlights. Tweeting a razor. Let's tried is shading technique on your steel life. 23. Shading the Still Life: drawing a steel life in this section, we are going to draw a simple, still life. Together we are going to learn how to place and measure simple objects about coping. I know most off the artist A that you will know they're drawing by coping picture. But as a teacher, I think you can learn a lot from it. Here's the tip. You don't want to shade your still life leader sharp pencil because it will leave hard marks on the paper to make your pass away or dull, use another sheet off paper and just draw some lines on it so that you make doll. So what we're going to do now is first of all, look for the highlights. It is the existing on the grapes because there are these totally white wide Yeah, So I'm going to just just draw them shaves. - I can't be actually raise days, restaurants, lines. Second thing, we are looking for shadows. - I'm going to shadow the pair. At first, - Uh uh , way I'm going to fill it with me. Tells way Are you going todo Oh, well, on the cost sandals collects work with the Mick domes. - Well done. Congratulations. This is just awesome. I hope you enjoyed Joey. Still like 24. Conclusion: Congratulations. You did it. You drew a steel like on your own. Here we are in the final section. I'm so proud of you. You came a long way. You were hard working student. Now you mustered dropping fundamentals and left the beginner level. It's a new how to use your new superpower. You will draw to entertain yourself. Continue to observe the world around you are You will build on your skill and continue the journey. I advise you to get the most out off it. So Bill on it Practice old and you will get better every day. You can even get a side income or a full time job doing advanced arts. I really enjoy the journey. Did you Please don't forget to leave a review. It makes the course life and it really helps me a lot. Teoh Teoh, Get this course even better. I wish you all the best. See you