by Sandra Busby
(East Sussex, England)
One evening, whilst baby-sitting my god-daughter I was a little bored since she was asleep, so I began scanning the room for something to draw.
I couldn't see anything particularly inspirational, so I made myself a cup of tea and when I opened the fridge to get some milk, I noticed a nice juicy apple inside, so I decided to draw that!
Using Kerry's ever valuable advice, I had my sketchbook to the ready and also my water-soluble pencils which I carry around for those 'just in case' moments!
I placed the apple on the table in front of me and began building up layers of subtle colour, over and over again paying careful attention to the subtle tones and colours of what I was looking at.
I didn't wet the pencils at all - I just used them dry.
This took me about 40 minutes of careful layering and when I had finished, I was really pleased with the result.
Unfortunately, the picture is a little blurred, but in reality, the apple looks sharp and shiny and ready to eat!
This was the first time I'd used coloured pencils and I am looking forward to trying them again.
***Note from Kerry:
Hi Sandra, this drawing is very good. It actually makes my mouth water! What a perfect way to spend an evening.