My attempt at doing a somewhat realistic pear (something simple so that I don't frustrate myself haha). However, I didn't want it to be too realistic. I was trying to achieve a balance between loose and quick (30 min max) but not cartoony. I think it went ok. I did learn a very important lesson though...if you're going to use colored pencils, make sure your paper is smooth. Because while in person my pear looks pretty good, as soon as I took a picture of it, all the texture in the paper came through pretty strong, which is not what I wanted. Also, I must remember to use a protective piece of paper under my hand because I totally smudged the right side of the piece as I went.
Anyway, it was a fun project and I learned a lot. Thank you Kendyll!!!
1. A few washes of watercolor and then a bit of watercolor pencil on top