Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Raw Red Apple


Raw Apple Sketch
9.5" x 10.5"
Pastel & Charcoal
Casey Klahn

The first attempt at this sketch failed at the drawing stage, but I colored it in, anyway.  Then, I wiped away the first attempt and satisfied myself, for the most part, with this.  I left it as a sketch, with no background.


Process

18 comments:

Melanie Rawlings said...

ooo very pretty, i love the colours. The depth of the apple is great.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you for commenting, Melanie. I had fun with it.

Vanessa said...

Simple yet gorgeous! I really like the colour mixes.

Casey Klahn said...

Thanks, Vanessa.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Nice! The light on the shadow side is brilliant! Just the right value and a lovely shift from warm green to blue violet. Don't wipe this one away!

Casey Klahn said...

Ha ha! I guess I'll keep it. Thanks, Katherine.

Go visit Katherine's blog to see what I think is her best ever pastel posted right now. Click on her name above.

Kelly M. said...

I like that semi-spherical shadow. Seems to create a tension between the two shapes? Unusual color palette but lovely muted shadings.

Casey Klahn said...

Yes, I guess so. I have to admit I was just after the realism, and not thinking consciously of the shape composition.

The first attempt failed badly at grounding the apple. This one is somewhat better, but have liked my other ones better in that regard.

That's what's nice about sketching - sometimes you can let the errors just be.

SamArtDog said...

Casey, you can call them errors if you want to, but they look like all the right reasons to me.

lesly said...

YUM .. I really love this, Casey, the colours are so vibrant. Errors or no it is definitely a delicious rosy apple, - and you have achieved this without "photographic" realism (which really pleases).

Jala Pfaff said...

I like the shadow.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Sam, Jala and Lesly. Great to have your comments, here, Lesly.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Sam, Jala and Lesly. Great to have your comments, here, Lesly.

Anita Stoll said...

Brilliant! I love this.

Casey Klahn said...

Thank you, Anita!

Stephanie Clayton said...

Seeing your pastel work reminds me of why I love this medium.
Beautiful sketch- lush and rich.

Casey Klahn said...

I appreciate it, Stephanie. Maybe I will do some of these for a show.

Luzia said...

Wonderful light effect - I love it! Greetings from Luzia.