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A workbook of creative and mindful exercises inspired by still life.

Many people say they can't draw, but everyone can. Still Life Drawing reminds us that putting pen to paper is a simple pleasure, available to anyone. And when it comes to combining colors, playing with pattern, and exploring shapes, there are no rules. Taking inspiration from the objects we encounter is a great place to start and can help us to find creativity and meaning in our everyday lives.  
Since the dawn of time, humans have drawn the items that surround them. Ancient Roman paintings of fruits and flowers kicked off a tradition adopted by artists from Caravaggio to Van Gogh. Still life requires us to slow down and pay attention to often-overlooked details—an art in itself. Colors, patterns, and textures are everywhere, and noticing the shape of the coffee cup on our desk or the orange of a pumpkin at the market can spark all kinds of ideas. 
This beautiful book of quick, achievable, and fun exercises from graphic artist and designer Alice Oehr will inspire you to put your own spin on still life and create artworks with what you have.

Paperback, 272 pages, 2021.

8.7 x 6.9 in.