My wife really does have a good artistic eye. We were at Central Market getting groceries and I wanted to go by the produce section and pick out a plant / vegetable / fruit for my drawing tonight. We both walked down the long row of vegetables weighing each one for its still life potential as well as it inevitable usage in some future meal. She picked out the coral mushroom, pointing and saying, “ooh that looks cool!”, I agreed and I think we touch every single one trying to pick out the best for a still life.

The coral mushroom proved to be very interesting indeed. There were so much subtleties in its texture and shape that I was quickly lost in the drawing. It took me a little over two hours to do this small drawing and unfortunately I don’t feel that I did the vegetable justice.



The Setup



The Subject



  • Session: 315
  • Work: 307
  • Width: 15"
  • Height: 7.5"
  • Medium: Graphite
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 2
  • Creative Time:



One Response

  1. Love but I would have turned object just a tad more left to right – seemed like more detail I’d would have like to have seen.

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."