Friday, March 20, 2015

Blueberries for the first day of Spring

Prismacolor colored pencils on Stonehenge paper
approx. 6" x 8"

Blueberries rarely come in the wonderful old-fashioned balsa baskets any more. Occasionally I'll see them at a farmer's market, but the one that "modeled" with my blueberries here is part of a stack of them I bought at an estate sale.

Even on a simple drawing like this one, if the perspective of the container is off, the whole thing is a mess, so I worked on this sketch for a while until it looks right to me.

Here's how things started out:

I always love the look of  a drawing when just a few parts are completed. I think that's why I decided, right about this time, to keep the front face of the basket as the white of the paper.

When I'm not sure where I'm headed, I'll scan what I have and
play around by hand or in Photoshop to explore my options.

And there you have it...blueberries on the first day of Spring!

(If you're interested, I've got more blueberry drawings here.)


  1. Gloomy spring day welcomes the basket of blueberries. So pretty. Thanks.

  2. I'm always very happy to see your creations, and blueberries for a subject makes me even happier. I love, love, love this. It reminds me of many happy summer days. Thanks!