Drawing Fruit – A study of shape and light

Pyrus communis (Starkrimson, Bartlett, & Bosc)

Art is strange.  Sometimes, drawing feels like an endless struggle.  Other times, I sit down with a cup of tea, and in what feels like a blink (but is actually several hours) I have a complete drawing in front of me.  Luckily for me, these pears fell into the latter category.

Based on feedback from previous assignments, I tried to focus on lighting, and creating a very 3-dimensional shape for each of my 3 pears.  I chose a simple composition to give myself time to focus on lighting and colour.

The skin textures seem a bit off, and I am still a little too heavy handed/impatient with my pencils, but overall I am pleased with how this piece turned out.

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