Sketching pears

I can’t start my new painting yet because I don’t have enough supplies, so I did sketching today.

I paint abstracts, but I like to do some realistic work now and then to keep my skills sharp.

I had bought some pears at the supermarket yesterday, so today I drew them.

Pears, sketch by M.K. Hajdin

Pears, sketch by M.K. Hajdin

Here are the pears I sketched from:Pears

I like the level of control you get with colored pencil. The drawbacks of colored pencil are having to build the color up so slowly in many layers and it’s difficult to get strong darks.