April 12th, 2012

Bird's Nest

Challenge 12

Nature Morte

This is an observational drawing challenge. A Nature Morte, as opposed to a portrait, is a drawing of things, not people. Often it’s a group of fruit on a dish, or a bunch of jars and pots on a shelf, even a Cornucopia or a single apple is a nature morte. You can take a bunch of stuff and place it on a table, and draw that amalgamation of props; you could also leave it to one thing, but really focus on how the light and shadow play on the figure of that single object (like an apple, say, or your iPhone, which can be a cool idea because you can draw what’s reflected on the screen).