Here is a drawing exercise that may seem minor for some of you, because still lifes are not necessarily the dream topic when you start practicing. However, we will see in this video that in terms of learning drawing, all subjects deserve to be treated, even if they may seem trivial or unattractive at first. Here is a useful exercise to start drawing still lifes or other everyday objects.
As I told you in the introduction, as designers, we must first and foremost know how to observe the world differently and analyze what surrounds us as best as possible. As such, all subjects deserve to be treated, shelled and drawn, because they all represent difficulties and call upon techniques each time different. Although I understand that some subjects do not dream, you will learn as much by drawing a pepper as a bird. Everything is a question of points of view.
The main advice I can give you is to put aside your prejudices and to tackle all subjects in the same way, because it is by varying and diversifying the themes that you will learn the most and widen your drawing technique . We tend to trivialize the objects we have at home. Choosing one of them as a subject for direct representation is one of the best drawing exercises.
Why ? Simply because you have it directly in front of you, and you do not copy a photo. The copy of nature is an exercise that consists of drawing the real (the object as it is) and not an image of reality (photograph of the object). This is a major difference, which will be extremely beneficial to your learning in the analysis of proportions, contrasts, and representations in space.