Still Life Fundamentals

Tonight I focused on the fundamentals, but I didn’t do much drawing because I was watching videos from New Masters Academy. I just signed up for this online resource today and I was anxious to get started on some lessons. One thing I’ve never been afraid of was returning to the most basic principals of art.

I always have to remind myself that I’m never to good at anything to warrant not practicing the fundamentals. No matter how well I can render a lemon I still benefit from reviewing cross contour drawing. Actually, I feel that if I haven’t mastered all these fundamentals yet and if I spend more time to master them that it would improve all aspects of my art tremendously. Most of the struggle that I have with the figure I think stems from not knowing the fundamentals extremely well.

So, I know it looks boring, but here is what I did tonight, simple drawings of objects, focusing on their cross contours and the best way to use those contours to describe the form in space.

Still Life fundamentals: setup

One Comment

  1. Back to principles is similar to “Back to Kindergarten” in fitness and animal training. It never hurts to have reminder sessions of how far you’ve come. And I STILL enjoy a lecture on the basics of enrichment or operant conditioning. They are cornerstones.
    I’m glad you got the course. You will surely receive some great lessons and inspiration from it.

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