Friday, January 7, 2011

The Sketchbook Challenge: Sketch #5

Can you guess that I went to my doctor today? Today’s sketch for The Sketchbook Challenge is an apple, a symbol of good health. I have Type 2 Diabetes, and I have not been paying enough attention to it lately. It is time to make a change. Perhaps I can improve both my drawing skills and my diet this year!

This is my favorite type of apple, Honeycrisp. These apples, created through a cross-pollination of Honeygold and Macoun apples, just started showing up in our local grocery stores in the past few years, and I am totally addicted to them. They are what the name promises, both sweet and crunchy, as well as slightly tart and juicy. I tried to capture the interesting bands of color – from red to orange, yellow and green — and their mottled appearance in my drawing. 

I also wanted to play with some background texture on my page today, so I penciled in some Xs and Os on part of the page, and I’m liking it. 

My goal for this year is to eat more apples and fewer sweets – and to keep sketching!