An onion

About time I practised the sight-size drawing technique. I couldn’t persuade anyone to sit for me for thirty-six hours, let alone afford model rates, but I managed to find an onion who offered decent terms.

Onion drawing

Onion.

Pencil on paper, approx 8 x 6 cm.

Hard to believe that such a small drawing took me four hours.

One of many useful ideas that I picked up from the sight-size drawing course was that you don’t need to draw a line round everything. Here, for example, the pale broken line at the top of the onion makes the highlight look much brighter.

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