March 11, 2009


Whether they’re MacIntoshes or Honey Crisps, Red Delicious or Granny Smiths, apples have always been popular subjects for artists.  The first drawing I recall doing in school was one of an apple created with Crayola crayons.  It was very two dimensional but bursting with colour.  Whether you’re 5 or 50, using crayons or acrylics, apples make good practice for learning how to blend colours and make an object appear three dimensional.

Both drawings above were rendered with coloured pencils while the one below was done with both watercolours and coloured pencils.


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2 Responses to “Apples”

  1. pepsoid Says:

    Whether there is any biological sense to it, they do seem to be the “purest” of fruit…

    (perhaps due to the Eden-ian connotations?)

  2. flandrumhill Says:

    Good question pepsoid 🙂 They certainly are one of the first fruits that people will think of and have always been a favorite with artists through the ages.

    It was also a golden apple that was given to Aphrodite when she was chosen as the most beautiful of the goddesses. And a poison apple that was given Snow White by her wicked stepmother. They seem to be a vehicle for both good and bad intentions.

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