Sunday, January 27, 2008

Pears Again


I did this on the plane, copying from a magazine.
Colored pencils, with a watercolor pencil used as the dark background. You should have seen me dipping my pencil into my airplane glass of cranberry juice.
I'm starting to get the knack of the colored pencils but these pears could use more roundness, more contouring. Sometimes I "see" flat and have to remember that I am looking at a round object. Plus...I'm not too good yet at remembering to leave white space. Ah well...

8 comments:

Ces said...

You are one of those! Those who do not allow tight and closed spaces to stop them from doing their art. I am smiling because I do too. In fact some of my favorite Moleskine drawings were drawn in planes. Four hours is a long time to just sit there and snooze. I like that you dipped your watercolor pencils on cranberry juice. Did you drink the juice afterwards? Haha!

Debra Kay said...

Bitty is still mourning the loss of her pear tree...and I do feel bad, but now there is space for a veggie garden, and that won't bring in flies.

I love pears though, just not hundreds in my backyard.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Those pears look like they are in a huddle having a very lively conversation! Maybe they are savouring the cranberry juice...

Lynn said...

These are very round and juicy looking pears. I love all the colors fore and aft.

studio lolo said...

I think these pears are lovely, Mim! Don't be so hard on yourself. My pears look like big-bottomed gals but I'm okay with that! I did my illustration about 10 years ago. If I were to illustrate those dreams now, they'd probably have an entirely new look!
Where in Mass do you live? I grew up there and I have family there still. In NH too!

Michele said...

I love pears too and your drawing is making me want one! So it must be good : )

Forever Young said...

i think they're grand too, it's that white space that i don't do either....

Sarah said...

Not sure what you mean by 'white space' - if you mean leaving actual white paper - well that's your choice, no rule says you have to. if you mean negative space you have plenty of that and it's just a matter of making it interesting,which it is here - it wraps the pear nicely around their bottoms and and the triangles between the pears compliments the upward thrusts of the pear stems.