Sketching Exercise: Apples

I like drawing apples. They seem to be a subject that can be both very easy to draw but one that can also be quite challenging if you want it to be. For the two watercolour sketches, I set the bar quite low and was simply hoping to render something that was more or less recognisable as an apple.


Mt. Haguro, Yamagata

This was meant as a throwaway exercise on cheap paper, trying out a technique of using masking fluid to reserve areas of the paper from paint application. It’s kind of scrappy, completely lacking any finesse but I feel it does nevertheless communicate; I like the sense of light and the vitality.