Pr3-Ex2: Still Life Group in Tone


I loved this exercise. Not only was the process very enjoyable but I also feel I’v learnt from both ex 1 and 2 which I have worked on in the same sitting.




I built up the apples and pears using first the dark tone, then mid, then light. I think perhaps I was supposed to to restrict the drawing to three tones of the same colour. As you can see I used deep reds for the apples with a a yellow tint white that seemed to work best for the highlight. The pears are made from three tones of loverly acidic yellow/green.

Ok, so the apples are smaller than in reality but I’m still really pleased with it. I was worried when it came to adding the back drop that it may cause some colour issues as the purple reds and green/gold/yellows where loving each other. I am pleased that by using light neutral tones the fruit is complemented by the back ground not competing with it.


You might say the apples kind of look like there floating upwards. Sadly they do not appear quite as grounded as the pears. Hopefully there is enough of a suggestion of the tissue paper to make sense. I am undecided and would need to gage the opinion of fresh eyes to decide.

I would never have drawn in this way before the course and am so happy to have learnt this method. Much fun and nice results.

This drawing was made using:

  • A2 cartridge paper
  • Soft pastels

About Emma Perring

I am an artist working in mainly soft pastel at present.

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