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Fruit basket

Fruit basket done with a black pen

15 total reviews 
Comment from Danielle Andrukitis


This is a great still life sketch. It's simple in concept but has details where it matters. I like the way you positioned the fruit, with the apples overlapping each other. Nice job!

 Comment Written 22-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 22-Jul-2019
    Thank you
Comment from Envision


Looks good enough to eat :) You have done a great job making the basket contents look realistic with very nice shading and highlighting on each item. The basket is especially intricate and impressive.

 Comment Written 21-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 22-Jul-2019
    Thank you
Comment from cleo85


This is an interesting approach. Usually fruits are done in colors, but this basket looks good in monochrome. You paid good attention to detail. The black and white contents are in good balance. The fruit basket looks a bit heavy on the right and is in danger of falling over. You might consider to add another fruit on the left of the bottle.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Thank you for your review and observations
reply by cleo85 on 21-Jul-2019
    You're most welcome. :o)
Comment from avmurray


You are very productive these days Kevin, and I can see that your art is well received. Not difficult to understand why, because your pencil work is very good. My only comment is that the wine bottle looks a bit small, and it should probably also have been placed off to the left instead. Now it almost looks like the basket is going to tilt any minute.

Still this is a small issue, because the fruit are done showing a lot of fine details, and also high lights and shadows are used well. I also like the plane background.

The format and framing is good and it is a fine balance between positive and negative space. An all together lovely and well done drawing.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Thank you for your review and observations
reply by avmurray on 21-Jul-2019
    You are more than welcome Kevin.
Comment from Kelly Kiley


Wow!! And this one is awesome!!! You even have the wine!! Very classie!! Big fan of using pens!! You have mastered the art!!! You are extremely talented!!! And you have a great eye!!!!

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Thank you
reply by Kelly Kiley on 22-Jul-2019
    Your very welcome!!
Comment from Regina E.H-Ariel


Beautiful detail work on this basket - it stands out in excellent shape - the fruits are well placed and well combined - extra bottle of wine shows the human impact of what we do with the fruits - a nice story telling still life - well composed , well placed in your space - excellent shadow and light work - the details show your dedication - great job

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Thank you very much for your review Regina. Have a great weekend
reply by Regina E.H-Ariel on 21-Jul-2019
    my pleasure - you too
Comment from Linda Wetzel


This is a well rendered black and white composition. I have been reading up on the grisaille underpainting techniques and this fine work has inspired me to try it.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Thank you. Glad you like it and that it inspires you to try something different.
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Cool Kevin!
Your drawing has a nice 'Classic Still Life' sort of a look to it,doesn't it?
It certainly is a very enjoyable picture to look at,my friend!
'Good Show'! : )
~Sean

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Yes that is what I was attempting to create a still life fruit basket. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the review
reply by Sean T Phelan on 21-Jul-2019
    You're welcome,Kevin! : )
Comment from Shadow catcher


That's really attractive,you definitely got a lot of details in this image,especially in the basket,quite impressive,that and the shading in the various fruits really adds depth to your artistic creation!

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Thank you
Comment from iPhone7


Oh I like this one Kevin. There is a bit of an abstract look as it is not completely sharp and over detailed. This gives a very unique look which I like.

I am always amazed how you can create something like this with just a black pen. I tried a stick man yesterday but it didn't come out so well ; )

Great work Kevin. Keep them coming ~ Steve

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2019


reply by the author on 21-Jul-2019
    Thanks for the review Steve. I thought it would be a little more challenging drawing with a pen because your limited with your erasing but it actually wasn't that bad. I'm glad I did it in pen.