An apple is probably the most drawn object in art classes. For beginners it is the perfect object for learning sketching, contouring, massing, and value. After these initial lessons have been practiced I often let the students eat the apple leaving the core for our final drawing for the day. The core is for me the most interesting exercise because all of a sudden what was a smooth, shiny, "perfect" object now has a character all its own with interesting shape, texture, contour, value and sometimes even deep within the "heart" of it you can see the seed exposed. You can finally see what the object is made of. There is an allegory in this somewhere...the discovery of what lies beneath the surface can reveal a Glimpse of His Glory:)
"...Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?"Luke 11:40
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