I need to make some still lifes for my college entry portfolio and I would like some inspiration!
Unique and modern still lifes like this fulfills my needs!
But I'm NOT all that into the "boring" and overused still lifes like this (I mean no offense to anyone)
Anybody know of any other great still life paintings? Images, links, artist's names, or even ideas/suggestions would be great!
Heck, it doesn't even need to be painted! Sketches are just as good
It would be best if you included the artist name (if you can) Thanks a lot
here are some nice ones btw
http://www.studiopeters.com/ scroll down a bit for better ones
Last edited by Denart; August 7th, 2004 at 04:15 PM.
Hi Denart, I dont really know of any artists that have unique still life approaches, but it shouldnt be too hard to paint something like that first pic (thats a great still life btw).
What if you got a steak and stabbed it with something and at the tip of the pointy thing( could be a knife, arrow would be cool, paintbrush, etc...) could be another object. You could have a series of pierced objects. Like fruits, or meats, or broken objects(probably would be harder to paint) like shattered glass.
You could have pieces of glass stuck in a book. I think if you were to try stabbing something you might get good results. (I dont know why Im in a stabby mood today...lol )
You could try using the tape method. It worked really well for this artist. What if you got like 15 different 2"x4"s(or any other shape of wood blocks) and stacked them shifting them in different directions. then you put an object on top of them and light it directly from above and you'd get some killer light and shadow shapes.
Thats all I have for now, but I suggest just start writing ideas down, or go around your house and list objects that you see(at random). Open drawers,closets, cabinets and such and just write down whatever you see. Then take those words and combine them and I bet you could get some cool compositions with that. You can also go to the store and write down objects there. I bet Home Depot would be a great place to do that at.
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
wassup I was Ink!
This is weird, I had the idea of having a car key (to a crappy car), stabbing a ripped out magazine page depicting photos of Porsches. Like out of anger and jealousy, I'm stabbing my mini-van car keys into that beautiful sportscar
That would be a good study for wrinkly paper form
Glad to see someone shares my interest in stabbing things
I like your idea with the shadow/ shape play. Thanks
here's a nice one, with beautiful lighting
and here's a beautiful one by Lung Bug's daily sketchbook!
that sharpener is sweet
weird ones are good ones!
Last edited by Denart; August 7th, 2004 at 04:08 PM.
hey thanks for the link man, he sure has some realistic work
look for some of Saul Steinberg's stuff