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Drawing Lesson 4, Part 3 – How to Draw Objects

How to Draw Objects – Still-life

Video Lesson Description

In this video part you will discover how to draw objects arranged in a still-life. This study is very useful in understanding how to draw simple geometrical objects and how to render light and shade on their surfaces.

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Geometrical Objects Drawing – Still-life

In this video part you will find out how to draw objects arranged in a still-life. The still-life will consist of four simple geometrical objects: a sphere placed in the foreground, a cube on the left hand side, a cone that is standing on top of the cube, and a hexagonal prism on the right-hand side.


How to Draw Objects
When it comes to a topic of how to draw objects, you need to keep in mind that almost every complex object like a human body, car or cathedral can be simplified and viewed as a collection of simple forms and objects.

With extreme approximation, a human head can be perceived as a sphere, hands and legs as cylinders, a nose as a prism, and so on.

In this “How to draw objects” video lesson, I am drawing this imaginary still-life from my imagination. There are no real geometrical objects arranged in front of me. As an imaginary drawing, this is a very good exercise in depicting what I know and imagine rather then what I see.


How to Draw Objects - Vladimir London
When you consider how to draw objects with necessary precision, make a drawing as if those objects are are completely transparent, like wireframes, so all edges and planes are visible. This will ensure the correct appearance of all edges in perspective.

In this “How to draw objects” lesson, there will be a cone, standing on top of the cube. A cone has a circular shape at the base. In perspective, this circle will appear as an oval. When it comes to how to draw objects like a cone, please consider the following.

When drawing an oval, make sure it has rounded sides. There are no sharp angles in a circle and therefore, no pointed sides in the oval.

The next item in this “how to draw objects” lesson will be a hexagon. The hexagon is a plane figure with six straight sides and angles. This video will explain in details how to draw such intricate object like a hexagon.

Many organic objects around us can be represented as spheres. A sphere will always appear as a perfect circle regardless of the point of view. As for any circle, it is handy to draw at least two perpendicular axes first and then measure the circle’s radius, and make marks around the circle center. So, next time when you think how to draw objects with organic shapes, remember the sphere shape, you might find many spherical surfaces in organic objects.

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