Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Vegetable Medley

Tina recently snapped some cool photos of vegetables at the farmer's market, for later drawing and painting at leisure, and shared them so I could have a go, too.  This photo caught my eye for its lovely array of colors and shapes:

It was way too complex, so I cut it down to the section I found most appealing for a drawing.

I decided to work in colored pencil, which I haven't used it ages.

I have a 120-pencil Faber-Castell set of pencils, and used nearly every red, yellow, and orange one.

And a few greens and browns as well.

For the shadows, I did use black, which I rarely use in any drawing or painting because it tends to deaden things, and to keep it more lively, I shaded over it with either dark red or dark green.

It took a bit of experimentation to find the right combination of orangish-reds for some of the peppers, and more blueish-reds for others.

The cardboard box divider was the easiest bit to color in -- just a few shades of tan/brown.  All in all, it was fun though time-consuming.  I did a couple of veggies each day over 4-5 days.


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    1. Almost good enough to eat...if I ever ate vegetables, that is!

  2. Oh, those are the very pepperiest peppers! They look realer than the photograph.