ink and watercolor
Two things conspired to get me to this cactus drawing.
I got a Noodler's pen and wanted to do an ink drawing,
this cactus lives at my neighbor's house and is long, lanky, climbs up, grows fun red fruit and makes an interesting subject.
I decided to draw this while watching football because all the shading lines require a lot of time and easily done as multi-tasking.
The fruit is called 'dragon fruit' and the cactus is officially a 'Pitahaya Agria'.
This is a sketch of the same fruit that I did with colored pencil in 2006. Gives you an idea how it looks on the cactus arm.
I love Arizona!