A third eggplant, long and skinny, lay behind the short, rounder eggplants.

Eggplants

The idea was to connect the three shapes.  After drawing the two, I liked the push and pull between them. “Two’s company, three’s a crowd”.  The splot in the background between the eggplants is the result of a raindrop falling from a clear, blue sky. I should darken both the highlights and the shadows, but I won’t.  I would rather start another one and keep the colors fresh. I enjoyed playing with the color scheme and making graduated washes for the background and odd, green shadows.

Drawn first with fountain pen filled with Noodler’s Black Ink, followed by watercolor.

Color Scheme: Analogous with split complements Yellow-Green, Yellow, Yellow-Orange plus Blue-Violet and Red-Violet.

Advertisements