11″×15′’ prismacolor and derwent color pencils on watercolor paper

Still life of beautiful crisp juicy apples on a plate with blue stripes. Kind of reminded me of the Saturn and its rings.
As a reference photo I used a gorgeous capture A Taste of Autumn by Angie Davies with her permission.


  • Rodney Williams
    Rodney Williamsabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic detail.

  • Thank you, Rodney! I think the apples turned a little bit too bright, radioactive glowing cosmic apples :))).

    – lanadi

  • Zelli
    Zelliabout 3 years ago

    Looks mouth-wateringly good.

  • Thanks, Zelli! I had a good inspiration.

    – lanadi

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Wow! I am impressed with the detail and realism you have achieved! The effect of light is amazing! I like your title and I see what you mean regarding the rings of Saturn! Fave!

  • Angie, I am so glad you like it! I had to simplify it just a little, but tried to stay as close to the photo color and lightwisewise as I can. I am happy with the result, and thank you again for your wonderful photo and for your permission to use it!

    – lanadi

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    wow I thought it wa a photo looked it at 3 times and still think its lol awesome work

  • Maggie, thanks! I get the comparisons with photo so much, I am beginning to think that may be my style, photorealism, is not such a good thing?:) But it is what I do…:)

    – lanadi

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 3 years ago

    WOW…looks like a photo…Well done :o)

  • Dawn, thank you! Well, this is photorealism as I see it.)

    – lanadi

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous work!

  • Thank you!

    – lanadi

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, great color and composition, wonderful light.

  • Cindy, for lighting and composition the credit goes to Angie Davies, it is her wonderful photo that inspired me. Pencilwork is mine, though.:) Thank you for the comment!

    – lanadi

  • ivDAnu
    ivDAnuabout 3 years ago

    It was Cezanne’s opinion too…

  • E.E. Jacks
    E.E. Jacksabout 3 years ago

    wow such skill they are heavenly indeed..beautiful work x10!

  • Thank you so much for your kind words!

    – lanadi

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 3 years ago

    Ohhh I love it that it looks like a photo I wish I could do that.. lol

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