So I’m wrapping up a good three months worth of fruit sketches right now and I’ve been inspired to talk about my process. Everyone’s drawing process is different depending on the medium he/she works in, the amount of detail in the piece, and the artist’s drawing style.
I decided to pick one of my smaller pieces (this one took about half an hour total because I was filming at the time) and show how it went from sketch to finished design.
To draw this piece I only needed a pencil, 2 Bic Fine Point markers in different shades of red, my Prismacolor Blender, and my newly found love, my Faber Castel Artist Pen.
Here you can really get a good sense of what was added in each layer and how it added to the piece. Everything I draw starts out as a pencil outline, then the marker layer gets added. Later, a second layer in a darker shade is added in to give more dimension and then each raspberry seed is outlined.
And that’s it! My finished raspberry only took 4 layers and I couldn’t be happier with my latest addition to my collection of fruity sketches.
Let me know if you've got any tips for layering and realism in the comments below! Or tell me what you're currently drawing, I'd love to check it out.
Until next time,