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Friday, November 7, 2014

Fruit, Alphabet (A-L), by Elaine (jaguarish)

In a whimsical mood this morning, I thought of doing an alphabet of fruit for the current theme.  This was also a chance to trot out my Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton watercolor dot sample cards.  I also had fun making up different fonts to go with each fruit.

I learned some really interesting facts about fruit doing this (thanks Wikipedia!) such as: the Jabotica grows on a tree trunk (check out the amazing photo on Wikipedia!); the Illawarra plum grow a double fruit; the aubergine (eggplant) is technically a fruit because it has seeds. I chose most of these fruits as having cultural significance to me, as a Chinese American now living in Australia, if you can imagine that!

In case you are interested, below are my swatches from doing each fruit.


  1. Elaine, you have done a great work with your beautiful fruits! Interesting to know about them:)

  2. This is beautiful work Elaine and I love the different fonts you have used - great job.

  3. I love the interesting fruits you selected. Nice sketches of these!

  4. Darn the video is not showing now. Just see your color swatches.


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