Saturday, May 5, 2007

My fruit phase

I will go ahead and admit that I did these watercolors as imitations of the watercolors you see on the back of "Cook's Illustrated" magazine. I love that artwork. It is very intriguing to me. I finally decided I wanted to try and see if I could achieve the same effect - so here is my try.

Peaches. I like this well enough. I was surprised that it turned out as good as it did. I actually looked at the peaches on the magazine and tried to reproduce them.

Bananas. This bunch of bananas I did completely on my own without an example from Cook's Illustrated. I set some bananas in front of me and drew them. When I finished I was surprised to see that the shadow that I drew for the bananas looks just like an upside down chicken that's sitting down.

Pears. These pears were "ok". I need to practice more. My sister wrote and said, "These must be potato pears!" Yeah, maybe they do look more like potatoes. All of these watercolors are a combination pen & ink and watercolor.

Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

  1. we decided that these are potato pears! :)