Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Orange-you glad?

Time for another fruit portrait, or as most call it, a "still life" (5 1/2 x 8"). I had a surprisingly hard time getting the orange color to my liking, even with all my watercolors, water-soluble pencils and w-s crayons at my disposal. If I skewed the colors just slightly more red, you'd believe I drew a tomato. But it's an orange, I swear! The cloth napkin does make a simple set up like this more challenging to draw - I can see why some artists pursue drapery as its own subject. But I'm not there yet... I prefer to have the fruit itself as the subject.

No comments:

Post a Comment