Tropical Fruit #2 by Kate Eller
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Colored pencil drawing on fine toothed drawing paper
Size: 14″×17″

Repeat upload of an existing portfolio drawing.
Sized for cards.

I did this pencil work from a photo of some very luscious looking fruit…. which first drew my attention….then, the detail in the fruit was the real “draw”…..so to speak. I am a sucker for getting the detail right. It turned out…..the detail was quite easy…..but filling in the color on the leaves was a rather tiring and repetitive process. Was glad to get it done.

Comments

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    absolutely stunning!! love the leaves and the detail..beautiful piece of art!

  • Thank you Linda! It’s very green isn’t it? I don’t know how many green pencils I used. Always appreciate hearing from you!

    – Kate Eller

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent control of color tones and I absolutely love the wonderful contrasts you created with color. Gorgeous work of art.

  • Thank you Jim, very much. Had a very muscular right hand after finishing this one. Always love your comments. Very much appreciated.

    – Kate Eller

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntalmost 6 years ago

    awesome work, Kate.

  • Douglas, thank you for looking. I really do appreciate that word “awesome”.

    – Kate Eller

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful work, lovely colours, excellent light !

  • Thank you Elena. So much appreciated. Very special comment.

    – Kate Eller

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightalmost 6 years ago

    Superb drawing, which looks like a painting in this photo. The strong complementary contrast of the orange against the green/yellow leaves, is stunning.

    The beautiful back-lighting imparting a gold to the leaves, is a classy touch.

  • Wow, Colin….great compliment. I always appreciate your comments so much. I think you have superb insight, and observation abilities for different works of art, and I always learn something from you. Thank you!. I hope you are doing well. Always nice to hear from you.

    – Kate Eller

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganalmost 6 years ago

    I am in awe. This is a magnificent piece of work. The composition, the rich colour and the amazing skill involved just blow me away. Stunning, Kate, stunning.

  • Wow, thanks Bev! It was a long arduous undertaking. My hand got cramped a few times. Thanks for such a beautiful comment.

    – Kate Eller

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 6 years ago

    WOW WOW! Perhaps it even deserves another WOW!!!! This is absolutely mind bogglingly AY-MAZING Kate! Wonderful technique, colour and design. I absolutely love it!

  • OOHHHHH, silly you, my arty friend. Awww shucks……couldn’t ya say somethin’ nice? Seriously, thanks Girl. I’ll take every one of those compliments :O

    – Kate Eller

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainalmost 6 years ago

    Wow SO amazing!! The detail and the painstaking work and time this must have taken!

  • Thank you Hillie. This one did take awhile, but was very enjoyable to do. I like pencil work because it’s a very controllable medium.

    – Kate Eller

  • Ideal
    Idealalmost 6 years ago

    I much admire coloured pencil work ! It takes a lot of patience and control. It is a superb picture,

  • Thanks Beatrice for your very nice comment. I love pencil…..and sometimes, depending on the project, it does take awhile, and patience. It is also versatile in that you can do quite impressive work by making it simple and leaving a lot of white paper.

    – Kate Eller

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyalmost 6 years ago

    I couldn’t believed this is colored pencil, I thought this is OIL painting! Bravo!!! :))))))

  • That’s a beautiful comment Ming. Thank you! Yes, it took a little while to do this one, but you can be so very precise with pencil.

    – Kate Eller

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