This is my entry for this month's drawing challenge for virtual sketch date. Seeing that the topic was pears – I couldn't resist, however, mine is amature hour as there are primarily 'real' artists playing here! I did it in relatively light washes as it was my original intention to stamp text into the pears. I added the black lettering, then the gold, & it looked enough…. but now the pears look a little insipid because they are rendered so softly. It's not terrible – it just doesn't have a lot of 'zing'.
POST SCRIPT (Monday) – thanks everyone for your kind & encouraging comments about my pears. I really appreciate them. A number of people have emailed me & asked how I did the background – it is watercolour crayon, with a masked stencil sponged on in calligraphy ink.