Correct It Now Render It Later

Continue to add or refine the lines you draw to say as much about the shape of your objects as you can. Look for little details in the shapes and make them part of your drawing. See as much as you can and draw as much as you can see.

When you're finished, your drawing should be a reasonable representation of the simple arrangement you chose. It should reflect the choices that you made, including ...

The objects you picked.

The arrangement of them.

The frame and the format.

The distance from you.

The viewpoint and vantage point.

Side view, above, below, or partway in between.

In addition, the basic shapes of your objects and their placement relative to each other should be clear. The detail in the shapes of each should be there. And let's throw in a bit of your own personality, response, or uniqueness in the way that you made the drawing.

Now you've completed your first real selection and drawing on your own. From here on, the sky is quite literally the limit. Try a few of these small, simple drawings. Try different views and ways of framing the view.

In the next chapter, we'll be taking a closer look at objects and still life composition.

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