Ivory black Derwent pencil, and white conte on 7x10 inch toned paper
I bought these artichokes a few days ago, meaning to draw them before I cooked them. I forgot about them until today, and so I spent some time drawing them, before I stuffed them and put them in the pot for supper. Spring seems to be the season for them, they show up in larger quantities in the store, so I'm sure I will be trying to draw them again sometime. I need more practice before I try a painting of them. They have such a beautiful shape, and I love the way the light falls across the rounded petals.