Monday, November 28, 2005
H and B pencils. I enjoyed drawing the bananas so I was tempted by this apple...It's a custard apple from Egypt but I Googled it and found there are many types and they are grown all over the world. I loved all the shapes and they way they all connect but once I had done the outline and begun shading, the novelty wore off fast! The problem was that it has no shine so I couldn't exploit that, and in the creases, where there might be shadows to exaggerate, it was a lighter colour (the valleys are cream coloured and the ridges green). So I did what I'm best at and kept doing a little bit here and there and putting off finishing the thing. It all got a bit overworked in the end!
By the time I did finish it, it was too ripe to eat so I bought another to try and I won't be eating or drawing any more custard apples. They taste like a cross between a mango and a bar of soap! But then, I'm not really a fan of fruit, unless like raspberries, they are buried under a mound of sugar, cream and meringues!
Oh, and by the way, one member of my family who hasn't said this before said 'what on earth are you drawing that for?' So that's all of them now!