I liked how the colours of the apple, pears, shells and paper harmonised. I kept them in a circle as a pattern and drew them through each other. Then I worked them up with graphitint and pastel pencils, and outlined them with a pen.
Pencils and pen on coloured paper, 17 by 21cm
A pencil and pen study of an apple and some shells. I kept the drawing as simple as possible. The red of the apple with the slight pink blush in the shells attracted me. I drew them in pencil, then used graphitint pencils, and outlined with a pen.
Pencils and pen study, 11 by 16 cm
I saw some big, fat rosehips in Queens Park. They looked so inviting in the late autumn sun, I made a quick sketch of them and later put on a wash and used my pen.
Quick watercolour sketch with pen, 17 by 19cm
I drew carrots on a plate, then used pastel pencils to put colour on them. I kept to the real colours and shadows. From a shortish distance, it looks like the landscape between the towns of Clinton and Balclutha in a dryish summer.
Pastel pencils, 13 by 15cm
A few carrots on a plate were the subject of this sketch. Again, I worked with them in different hues to see if it changed the results.
Grey: Derwent sketching and wash pencils; Sepia: Derwent inktense sepia pencil and wash; 6 by 12cm