Shapes within shapes: Every object within a still life can be broken down
into a simple geometric form or a combination of simple forms and shapes:
Look at the items chosen for
the still life and visualize which of these shapes apply. You may have
a complex object that can be broken down into more than one of these forms.
Study the object carefully to see if you can determine the breakdown.
If you are new to rendering art forms, start with simple basic objects
that are easier to replicate on a two dimensional surface.
Here's an example of breaking
down objects into simple forms:
The berries in the vase can
be broken down into circles and ellipses. Keep these simplified shapes
in mind as you gather objects for your still lifes.
Line: Straight vs. Curved
Value: Light to Dark.
Color: Hue, Value, Intensity,
Temperature (warm vs. cool)
Texture: Rough, Smooth,
Size: Proportion, Measure,
Three Shapes, Three Values,
Values In Composition - Six
Light Neutral Background
Dark Neutral Background
Flat Paper/Flat Shapes + Line
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