I have a deep love for apple trees and when I moved to North Carolina it only helped intensify that love. Each time I explore the mountains I am constantly stopping by the wild apples I pass studying their branch structure and tasting the different apples when they are in season.
It only felt right that I would draw an apple tree.
The figure had to be perfect for the tree, as apple trees age they get so much character and if they are not crowded by other trees they do not always get too tall. The branching gets messy and gnarled, often over weighed down with far too many apples.
I wanted the image to be representative of this while still being graceful and elegant like the feminine portion of the drawing. I worked really hard on the soul of this image making her, in my opinion, my most lifelike figure to date. The trunk of the tree was also another place I spend quite a bit of time getting it all right.
I chose to use a light source that would be off-centered behind the subject as I wanted the apples to not be taken away from with the female. I wanted her to be present and you to be able to enjoy her form but I also wanted her in the shadow not overpowering the balance of the image.
When it came time to name the piece, it was only fitting it be named Eve.
Eve is hand drawn with archival ink on museum quality 184 lb. paper. It is in the size of 12" x 18" and comes unmounted, meaning you will receive the print only, it is not framed.