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Strawberry Candy

Strawberry Candy, 2016, Prismacolor Pencil, 8.5"x11"

Strawberry Candy, 2016, Prismacolor Pencil, 8.5″x11

Strawberry Candy: A conversation about compositional enhancement! 

For many artists, photo references are just a suggestion for what a final composition might look like.

Each one of my drawings is an opportunity to enhance the subject matter I photograph.  Strawberry Candy is a great example of this.  The color in my final drawing is much more vibrant and bright, allowing the crinkles and folds of the wrapper to pop adding a 3D quality.  Also, I removed some shadows to emphasize the form of the wrapper, and decided to straighten and align the final composition.  I love this investigative look at each of the four candies.  They almost remind me of carefully arranged flowers or butterflies in an old Victorian illustrative drawing.

Enjoy!

33/60 for my CSArt candy project.

Photo Reference for Strawberry Candy

Photo Reference for Strawberry Candy