A word ‘still life’ means painting or drawing inanimate objects (things that are not living). Still life is often seen as dull, but it is important when you are learning to draw. I think still life is the best place to start if you are a beginner because the items don’t move and you have some choice of how difficult to make a still life.
There are all sorts of challenges in any still life such as shape, proportions, texture, viewpoints and you can draw from real life. Therefore still life is really good for developing observational drawing skills.