I used 21 different colored pencils to render this drawing. Some of the colors were green, of course, but I used a lot of complimentary colors to make everything 'pop'. I used 4 different reds, 6 yellows, and 5 blues. What amazed me about drawing these apples was that once I started truly looking at them, I saw every shade of color. I saw amazing variations of green in the spots, and in the shadows. I noticed growth patterns, even 'stretch marks' of quick growth from when the apple was forming. I really SAW those apples. I think for me, that is my reason for being an artist. I see things I would never have paid attention to otherwise. I discover life!
|Granny Smiths, detail|