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The Apple by JonoDry The Apple by JonoDry
Pencil on Paper

"The Apple"

2H, B, 6B, 9B pencils, 9B graphite sticks, Graphite powder, Blending stumps, Kneadable eraser, Rubber eraser.

It is finally complete. This drawing took far too long and I am so relieved to be able to share the finished product with you. 

I have heard a few interpretations of this piece which have been quite interesting. along the lines of circle of life to the garden of Eden. Let me know what you think...

Special thanks to 
Tschisi  and Abank for their beautiful photography. Without which i would not have been able to bring this work to life.

Please check out my art page for more drawings and updates here www.facebook.com/JonoDryArt and instagram.com/jonodry
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Given 2014-08-29
The suggester says, "it has a great richness of different levels to read and think about."
The Apple by JonoDry ( Suggested by hosagu and Featured by deshrubber )
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tao88h Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
how do you achieve the solid black background?
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:iconjonodry:
JonoDry Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
I use layers of graphite starting with powder, moving onto more compressed graphite and finally using a large stick to even out the streaks. Then I have the image scanned at a professional art scanner to get an image of the drawing with out any glare on the graphite.
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angelcajigasjr777 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student
I really like this drawing. How can you make the dropplets on the apple?
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:iconripplingwaves:
Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
*worships you as a god*
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:iconhosagu:
hosagu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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:icontschisi:
Tschisi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
wonderful work! it's amazing what you've done with my photo ;-)
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:iconjonodry:
JonoDry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciated you letting me use it :)
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
wow sh*t so good. :)
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:iconduesterheit:
duesterheit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
*_*
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Wonderful!
Congratulations:clap:
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:iconlittle-las:
little-las Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was photo manipulation, but it is a drawing. Wow!!! Well done.
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:iconfotoshopic:
FOTOSHOPIC Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Great job. I also thought this was a photomanip.
Mitch
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neoseven Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Congratulations on your D.D. :D
I love your work pretty good Love 

PeaceHeart 
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:iconosagelady:
osagelady Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconcaiir:
caiir Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
holy/!?!?!?? How long did this take you?! I thought this was a photo manip
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:iconchrisnelle141:
Chrisnelle141 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This shading... for a second...i thought you just did photomanipulation... Whoa!!!! Lovely Shoujo (Pretty Please) [V3] 
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
i cant belive no one thought of this before
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:iconmaashellee:
Maashellee Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie,
Which we ascribe to heaven: the fated sky
Gives us free scope, only doth backward pull
Our slow designs when we ourselves are dull.
Shakespeare. "All's Well that Ends Well"

Fantastic work!
Cheers,
Me.
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:iconskm-art:
SKM-art Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really love this, well done!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work.  I assumed it was photographic.  The composition and lighting are stunning.
Steve
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SketchedExpress Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
It's so beautiful, dear.
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:iconnexu4:
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconcongratsddplz: amazing work :clap:
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:iconalien-exile:
Alien-Exile Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can something so wonderful ever really take "far too long"?
Such a wonderful concept... the apple grows the tree. It's kind of a harmony piece. They both need each other to grow and flourish.

A stunning DD indeed :)
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconunbearableme:
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
good idea :)
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:icondearfirefly:
dearfirefly Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
好棒
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:iconagonizingswordfish:
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD! :clap:
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Georgeous!

Congratulations.
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:iconj3f3rs0n:
j3f3rs0n Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Great!
Remeber the question: Egg or Chicken!?
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:icondigimagicnb:
digimagicnb Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
wow, thought this was a photomanip! awe-and then -some!
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:icontdcooke:
tdcooke Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely work
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Illeh-Monster12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omfg this is so beautiful /;-;/
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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SirCassie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so lifelike :love:
Brilliant concept as well. 
It's a masterpiece:heart:
Congrats on the well deserved DD! Neptune Wink Icon 
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slendycreeper Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me wonder about things. Congrats on the DD!
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SleepingInAFlower Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The concept of this is absolutely delightful! I really like the idea in it. And the way it is drawn is very impressing! There's so much detail in it and all the shading is done perfectly. It's one of these images that look more realistic than photographs do. This is just awesome! (:
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hosagu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing... Am a humble photographer and thought it was first a photography issued from manipulation.
So just stunned and really bravo for this great piece of art... Respect! and well done since yes, there is richness about interpretations and symbolism associated to it...
Honestly, this one I would be ready to have it well placed in my house or somewhere people could just see it :)
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:iconlibfly:
Libfly Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
drawing???? omg... GREAT!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow! Amazing :D
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Opheliac-noire Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing details, love the atmosphere
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Circulism Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interpretation: to me, the tree growing on top of the apple puts it on a grand scale, a symbol of the world, but also, because of the water beads on the skin of the apple, the apple also looks very appetizing, just like the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (good for food, a delight to the eyes... desirable to make one wise).  When I put these 2 concepts together, the picture evokes the idea of what was in the balance if man and woman chose to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil: eating from it would change the entire world.

What pencils and paper did you use?
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ScottSmith1111 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!! :) (Smile) 
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ParadisiacPicture Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
LOVELY :heart:
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JoeDieBestie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely awesome!, especially the waterdrops. Would love to see this hanging on my living room wall.
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:iconjonodry:
JonoDry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks man. This drawing sold the day after I completed it. If you are ever interested in one of my pieces drop me an email and ill let you know when a new one comes out.
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Abank Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
hmm, you are using my work ?
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:iconmathubex:
mathubex Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought it was a photo from the thumbnail...how do you get the background so black?? oh, and the details, the water droplets...you are a true master in the art of drawing...salute
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JonoDry Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. The graphite is layered and smoothed over till it pitch black but very reflective and then I have the image scanned so I don't get the graphite reflection if I want to make prints or upload the image.
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