Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Granny Smiths

 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

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