Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pretty Peach (and one that's a bit off)

Prismacolor colored pencils on Stonehenge paper
(click to enlarge)

I'll tell you right off the bat that I'm not all that happy with this one. Maybe it's because I realized, partway through the drawing, that the shape of the half on the left isn't quite right. I probably should have scrapped it then, and started over, but I worked on, hoping things would look okay as they were rendered.  But when it's wrong, it's wrong, and I think my heart just wasn't in this one after that point. It happens.  Although I did really have fun drawing the the peach pit!

Peach pits...I must detour a bit down Memory Lane. When I was a kid, Avon had this line of toiletries for girls called Pretty Peach. We had a few treasured items, but my hands-down favorite was this set of 3 soaps. (I just love things that have a little surprise inside when you open them.) To this day, I can't cut a peach in half without thinking of these:

Avon Pretty Peach Soap

(Isn't Google image search amazing? Found this on ebay.)

Okay, onward and upward to a better drawing next time. In the meantime, here are some WIP pics to distract you from my misshapen peach half. (Apologies for the uneven lighting; I just snapped these with my iphone at my desk rather than stopping to scan.) Have a peachy day.


  1. I'm not seeing the flaw, but I'll believe you if you say it's there. It looks good online. I hope you have a peachy day too!

  2. omg, I remember those soaps!!! Was there a lemon, too? Or am I thinking of something else?
    You're peach is lovely. I don't see anything wrong with it at all!