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Friday, March 7, 2014

Pineapple top, kitchen, by Elaine (jaguarish)

I bought some Pitt artist brush pens a while back but have struggled to hit the mark with them, somehow.  Thanks to the kitchen challenge I've finally managed to create something I like!

This is the top we saved from a delicious pineapple -- I was almost regretting the decision to save it for planting, as I could have then eaten more of the pineapple!  I lazily stored it on a plate for about a week, moving it to various spots in the kitchen as it was huge and in the way wherever I put it.  After making this sketch I finally got myself into gear and planted this straight into the garden after drawing it.


  1. Your pens were perfect for this lovely sketch!

  2. Pitt pens are awesome to work with. You've done a great job there with the pineapple. Nice colors.

  3. Awesome leaves and pineapple top! Will it really grow into a tree? How long until you will see fruit!?? I want to do this!

  4. Thanks everyone - it was fun layering the colours, which I haven't really tried before with these pens. I think having some grey also made a big difference as in the past I'd always felt like the results were kind of cartoony. Lynn - it doesn't grow into a tree - it grows into a 1.5m low mound of spiny leaves (similar in appearance to some succulents). Pineapples are a bromeliad! I also just found out while searching for info to pass along to you, that I should have done things differently for optimal planting (oh, well!) Full instructions here:

  5. You did a great job with this! I never feel like I have the right colors to do much with the Pitt pens, although I do like the brush tips. Your pineapple looks great! My mom used to grow pineapple plants from the tops like this.

  6. Great sketch of the pineapple. I like your way to draw it here and the colors.

  7. Elaine, you did such a wonderful job with these pens. Glad you got the pineapple planted! Will it become a tree?

    1. Ah, I hadn't read the above…. :)

  8. It does look like fun layering those colors. I really like how this turned out!

  9. I went looking for PITT brush pens today with no luck. Are they like pointed markers?


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