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Unripe Apricot

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9x12 Bristol Smooth
Staedler Aquarelle Color Pencils (and 1 white Prismacolor pencil)

Everyone sees a fruit when its ripe, few see its early life.

-- This may be the final product or a background may be added later. This took approximately 6.5 hours to create.
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hoshitotsuki Digital Artist
Gorgeous.
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chris10belgiumProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful !
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
thank you : ) and thanks for the fav
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chris10belgiumProfessional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome!
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the early life is beautiful. nice green to it. i like it
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
Thanks :) It was nice to have the actual trees to work from for reference if I needed to rather than the photo I had taken.
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igabooProfessional Photographer
i looked thru your gallery and your colored pictures are really nicly done! i'm trying to do colors, i dunno how good i'll do. meh. but good job!
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
Thanks : ) The trick with coloring is not being afraid to put down multiple layers until you can blend it to something you like.
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UpForSale Photographer
Oh, man, I thought this was a photograph. This looks fantastic. It looks so detailed!! Nice job. :D
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
I was considering putting in a sky and leaf background, but decided to take the lazy route
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UpForSale Photographer
ha, alright.
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TheRealSlimPickinsHobbyist General Artist
WOW, all I have to say is AMAZING
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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tiamat9 Traditional Artist
Really nice work. The colors and form are excellent.
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I realized too late that the color was a little too purple, but overall its not that bad.
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tiamat9 Traditional Artist
You're welcome:).
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Looks real, I thought it was a picture at first.
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
That's what i was going for :D
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larkin-artProfessional Traditional Artist
ooh, beautifully drawn, i like the colors a lot
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
Now for the whole working all night on it thing :P

I'm thinking of making a series of this in different media for each. I already have one in my gallery (the very first one all the way in the back) that is unripe cherries in pastels. Next will be watercolor, I just have to figure out what fruit.
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larkin-artProfessional Traditional Artist
cool idea...strawberries have lots of interectiong vairations in texture and highlight in such a way that looks great in watercolor.just an idea:)
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larkin-artProfessional Traditional Artist
wow, what a typo!that's supposed to say "interesting variations":oops:
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darkartificer Traditional Artist
lol its cool. Now all i'll have to do is find some unripe strawberries and go from there *nod*
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larkin-artProfessional Traditional Artist
:)
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