Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday sketches, sliced fruit.

Banana, handymans favorite fruit.

I was so glad to see this weeks challenge were sliced fruit. I knew I had bananas, so I would use one for inspiration. That was what I thought, but handyman had eaten the last one for breakfast this morning. Therefor, my sketch is improvised.

I used ink for sketching, and water to to let the ink bleed a bit but it doesn't show much in the photos. I've never liked messing up my pieces, but I can feel my resistance against that fading away. I made another sketch yesterday, much more messed up and I really liked it.

I'm so excited these days, my brand new set of Sennelier aquarel paints are on their way to me, and I can hardly wait for them to arrive. I've only had some old pan watercolors that aren't much good.

I'm so happy for this Friday sketches challenge, it makes me sketch alot more. I've even found myself thinking, oh, I'll have to sketch this. And also, I use my sketchbook to try out things I'm going to make in the future.

It has always been hard for me to make backgrounds in my paintings, but I find that's much easier too. The sketch book allows every entry, and there's nothing to be afraid of.

Find your sketch book and join this challenge you too.


  1. Wonderful Laila. I love your sliced banana, and I can't wait to see what you do with your new Sennelier's. Xx

  2. I think this banana looks edible. Great job.

  3. Wow Laila! Your banana looks awesome! It totally looks like I could pick it up off the page! Wonderful Friday Sketching and Painting! :)


  4. This looks fabulous... i really love the blues against the yellows... really makes them pop off the page...xx

  5. What gorgeous colors those are! So bright and cheerful and a great combo too. Love the banana sketches. They looks awesome against that lovely blue.

  6. Very well done! I love the textures in your background.

  7. The backgrounds worked out really well. I like the intense colour which combines well with the lovely yellow. Thank you for your visit. It is often said the north of Scotland has far more in common with Norway than the rest of the UK! Hope you have a creative week. ;)

  8. Great banana-sketches!!!!

    Saskia :)

  9. Beautiful sketch of such a humble fruit as the banana - and I like the background, too. I often work in my sketchbook and just try things out, it's good for practice.

  10. Tusind tak for kommentaren på min blog.
    Jeg er simpelthen helt vild med de gule bananer på den blå baggrund. Super smukt!
    Glæder mig til at høre om Sennelier-vandfarverne - jeg elsker vandfarver :)
    Hav en rigtig dejlig dag.