It’s Christmas Eve today and I’ve been baking goodies, illustrating and painting all morning. I love the shape of a pear and while in school, painting or drawing fruit and vegetable stills have always been my favorite—I have my teacher and friend, Brenda to thank for that. Here’s a few studies I did before completing the final illustrations:
After doing many studies and testing out techniques with a pencil, a permanent marker and watered down gouache (I just used art supplies I already had) I decided to start the finals. I drew a bartlett, bosc and anjou pear to frame and hang up as a triptych in my bedroom. One thing I love about this style of illustration and painting is the looseness, inconsistencies and imperfections that result. Check them out:
These were really fun to create—I’ll have to experiment with other fruits and vegetables for another triptych.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!