|1/21/19 avocado and satsuma|
One reason you see so many apples, pears and tomatoes on my blog is that they are all shiny and have smooth surfaces. Because of that, I find them relatively easy to draw realistically because the highlights are bright and solid, and even the reflected light is smooth. Much more challenging are dull, rough surfaces, so I find myself resisting other regularly available produce on our kitchen counter, such as this avocado and satsuma. It was time to stop resisting and get some practice.
|1/23/19 satsuma leaves|
The satsuma’s leaf, too, proved to be difficult – more so than I expected – another thing I need more practice on. A couple of days later, several leaves had fallen off the satsumas, so I grabbed a few from the counter. It’s very challenging to get the curls and the many tiny form and cast shadows right.