When you wander through your local art museum or galleries, you'll probably notice that pitchers and bowls abound in still lifes. These objects are artists' favorites for good reason; they have lovely curved lines that are fun to draw, and their varying shapes and sizes can add interest, too.
If you decide to draw a pitcher or a bowl (or both), you may want to use some other objects in the kitchen for your arrangement as well. A tea towel arranged at the base of a pitcher can add both dimension and shading. Some apples or oranges placed in a bowl can add color (even when you're drawing in black and white) and tone.
Make a simple still life by setting some fruit in a bowl and then drawing it. Or just draw your plate rack—dishes included, of course. Then, bring it all together.
The truth is, just about anything in your kitchen is a potential drawing subject. So whether it's a loaf of bread, a jug of lemonade, or thou, get thee to a drawing pad.
Watch out with stripes—you have to pay attention to where they go and where they come out. Make a flowered pattern work by carefully measuring and planning before you start drawing.
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