More to explore:
Observational drawing at amiria, a fantastic art blog with really strong tutorials. Lots of good information here.
GOOD TIPS before they start their still life!!! Drawing from observation: forks tied with string. This superb observational drawing exercise is one set by artist and teacher Julie Douglas.
(Original as re-pinned) tips for observation drawing. These are really obvious for an art teacher, but it is a good reference esp. for a beginning art student.
How to Create an excellent Observational Drawing: 11 Tips for High School Art Students Tip 1: Look at what you are drawing Tip 2: Draw from real objects whenever possible Drawing from observation: forks tied with string. This superb observational drawing exercise is one set by artist and teacher Julie Douglas. See more at: http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/realistic-observational-drawings#sthash.Ixogudmh.dpuf ...
good tips for ap drawing
If I finally get it together for exit tickets, this is a great poster.