Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Days 67 and 68

My family loves radishes. Our favortie type of radish is the French Breakfast radish. Sliced thin and placed on a cracker with some goat cheese they are delicious. I will have to sketch a bunch of them this summer.

But we think regular old radishes are yummy too. When I saw this good lookin' bunch in the grocery store I knew they could work double duty for me, both as a sketching subject and as some fresh vegetables at dinner.

Since I was pleased with how the colored pencils worked in the Japanese maple sketch, I decided to try it again here...

sketch of radish bunch
sepia ink and colored pencil
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

and here, on this green Hershey's kiss.

sketch of Hershey's kiss
colored pencil in cahier pocket sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

What can I say, as much as we like fresh radishes, we'd never turn down a piece of chocolate!


Jennifer Rose said...

yum chocolate :D I always find radishes really peppery, almost too strong to eat. the coloured pencils work well here on both sketches :)

Mary Jane said...

I love your radishes Stacy.
I like it when you use color.
The radishes are delightful and so nicely drawn.

Stacy said...

Jennifer, maybe you have different radishes there. I have tasted some that have been quite strong, but we often get milder ones.

Thank you Mary Jane! I enjoy using color in my sketches, but find it does take me longer so it's not always feasible. And I am enjoying mixing it up a bit and switching between graphite, ink, watercolor and colored pencil. The variety helps keep this project interesting.