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Drawing Simplified

You Can Draw, Why Not Try?

I love the "can-do" attitude that can be found in so many of our vintage Walter Foster Publishing books. Walter T. Foster truly believed that anyone could draw. It just takes a little patience, a pencil, and practice, practice, practice. It's amazing what can happen as your muscle memory for drawing develops.

drawing simplified

From the vintage book Drawing Simplified:

On setting up a still life:

"When placing fruit, flowers or any still life, arrange it so no two are placed alike. If you are not used to drawing, draw one apple at a time and shade in with pencil or charcoal."

Still lifes are great for drawing or for painting. Start with a sketch and see where your creativity takes you. Try this lesson from Drawing Still Lifes to get started on sketching pears.

pear still life 1 pear still life 2

How to draw Pears in a Bowl excerpted from Drawing Still Lifes

Angela Corpus

Angela is Marketing Manager for the Quarto Publishing Group USA. A Chicago gal at heart, she recently relocated to southern California and can usually be found exploring the beaches, feeding her newfound inner artist, and chasing sunsets with her camera. A collector of stories old and new, she's an avid postcard sender, and origami cranes always seem to tag along on her travels. Follow her adventures on Twitter: @angelacorpus

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