Thursday, October 08, 2009

Graphite apples



I am still in apple mode and have a few more to get out of my system before the middle of the month.

This one is in graphite.  I recalled Jennifer saying that she was taking on a Monthly Sketch project - the evolution of the Virtual Sketch project that I was part of.  I had a look and what was there?  Apples!  So of course I had to give it a go.

I started the drawing at work one lunch time then finished it off at home.  So its on basic copy paper.  That in itself becomes a trial, as there is little tooth to the paper and while I want to go darker on it, the paper won't allow it, so here it is.


This piece is about 4 x 5 inches and obviously my rectangle is a little skewed and so the scan was too.  I enjoyed drawing this and its made me want to tackle a larger project in graphite.  However, there are a few other things outstanding before can think about that.

13 comments:

Gary said...

Fan-tastic Jeanette. I think graphite was my first love - and this drawing reminds me of that.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Gary. Yes, I adore graphite and it is my comfort zone. I have to do more in graphite now. This has triggered it.

Rose Welty said...

The apples are working for you Jeanette - I've liked everyone. We are going to get a Jeanette's apples gallery right?

Gayle Mason said...

I always return to graphite after forays into colour. Lovely apples Jeanette especially the one on the right.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Jeannette these look great. Love seeing your graphite work :)

Threadspider said...

I love these-but then I have enjoyed your entire Apples series.

Jan Pope said...

These are so nice. Just goes to show you that all you need to make art is a pencil and some paper.

Jeanette said...

Rose, if I knew how to create a gallery, I would. I wanted to some something similar for the final post with all the apples people have done. I'll have to look into how to do it.

Thanks Gayle. Graphite is my true comfort.

Thanks Sheona

Glad you've enjoyed them Threadspider.

You're right Jan, its really that simple.

Leslie Hawes said...

Hi, Jeanette.
Big Huge Labs (Flickr) has some 'toys' for creating photo mosaics...for all the wonderful apples!
I have enjoyed all of your apple drawings.

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the tip Leslie, I'll check it out.

ego2005 said...

Nice graphite work! Congratulations!

bluelilac said...

Your graphite apples are so well drawn. Beautiful work! It has been such a privilege to take part in this apple project with everyone here this month.

Possum Patty said...

Oh my, I can actually "see" them in color! FANtastic!