Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Ah yes, you didn't think you'd get away that easily did you? Yes, Virginia, there are more apples...
In fact there are more apples than I could possibly have time to draw or paint in a lifetime. And in the Apple Challenge, there are even more. You still have until October 15th to pop your version of an apple into the comments section and links to all of them will be added as soon as possible after the challenge finishes.
For this piece, its another macro view, this time of an apple cut in half. Its quite ingenious how the seeds are protected within the heavy layer of flesh, each within its own little pocket, sometimes twin seeds in a section.
Looking at it from this perspective, it may be difficult to even recognize it as an apple. This in done with coloured pencil on brown paper in my Earthbound sketchbook. I wanted it to be subdued so used mostly sepia with a touch of ochre and venetian red and white for highlights.