I started with a fresh pineapple bought ripe a few days ago.
I penciled it onto heavy paper because I know that I use way too much lead when I sketch. I did get it sketched though.
I think I put more leaves on it than I needed. I don't need to trace all the leaves onto my watercolor paper though. I was trying to make it look more alive than it really was.
Then we ate it because it really was very ripe.
I took pictures of it. The whole thing as above and then several close ups to help me with the painting.
more to come...