I used a pear photo that I took outside because I wanted high contrast of light and shadow.
|Pear reference photograph.|
|Loose sketch on Uart paper.|
In this study I only briefly layered the colors and I kept the application of colors to just 43 strokes for the entire piece. The strokes are exacting and deliberate without fussing about. I see many students taking hesitant small strokes. The "43 Stroke" challenge will eliminate that tendency.
I like the freshness of the drawing.
|"43 Strokes" is all it took to create this drawing.|