I did a bunch of studies of persimmon that I posted yesterday. They’re all little studies, but you can see I am drawing the fruit much bigger than life-size.
That’s because these were all studies for a bigger piece, I’ve been wanting to work on. This one is painted on wood panel primed with watercolor ground. It was fun to work big and I mixed in lots of media for this piece. Here are some progress shots of it.
Watercolor and colored ink goes into that first layer. My chai cup sits dangerously close to the piece, closer than my water container which is out of the picture.
Drawing something much bigger than it is truly changes how you look at it. Every bump in its shape and every speck on it is accentuated and becomes special. I’m doing more in this series soon, it was too much fun to stop at just one!