Thursday, December 27, 2012

Morning Pears

Bosc pears are a doubly difficult thing to draw.  For one thing they are an odd shape that your mind fights with as you put the lines on the page, especially when neither pear would stay upright.  The second challenge comes when you decide that you want to play with color because they are an unusual shade of warm brownish yellowish that is hard to mimic on the page.  I finally got the color closer to right when I swapped brown for violet in the shadowy areas.

Sketched in a handmade journal using 500 series Strathmore Mixed Media paper, size S Faber Castell PITT pen, and Grumbacher watercolors.