An Apple A Day Keeps the Illustrator Busy

This began as a request from my sister for a drawing of an apple. I probably spent a lot more time into rendering this than she actually needed, but I couldn’t help myself. I got really into seeing what I could do with some different glare and shading techniques, and I think it turned out pretty well.

Red AppleEagle-eyed followers of my ‘Sects comic strip will know that I already used this in the comic strip a couple of times this past week. It’s just a really nice apple that has almost unlimited uses, so expect it to pop up more in the future too. I have to add, I already shared this on Facebook and it quickly became one of the most popular things I’ve ever shared. It’s funny sometimes what catches people’s attention.

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3 responses

  1. I’ve been trying my untrained hand at illustration lately, and I’m gaining an appreciation for how skilled it is by the results I’m not getting. The image you have posted shows interesting technique.

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    1. Yeah, there’s a couple of levels of technique in most drawings. The first is being able to see how things are constructed so you can draw them… the second is being able to draw what you see in your mind’s eye. I’m reasonably in tune with the first part, I can look at things and break them down into shapes and shadows… but getting my hands to duplicate them is tough sometimes. Something like this apple is something that would be harder for me to do this well on paper without erasing through the paper for every mistake! The computer lets me experiment and tweak and discard the looks I don’t like and I can look more profound than I probably am 🙂 It can be very frustrating sometimes, though, seeing something in my mind and being unable to get the image on the page to cooperate with me!

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  2. […] those who remember the apple I drew back in July… and then used in my ‘Sects comic strip… last month I added a peach and a pear for some […]


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