Valentine’s Day Drawing – Heart and Apple Blossoms

Valentine With Apple Blossoms

Valentine With Apple Blossoms

We had a Valentine’s Day Exchange today and my drawing was a challenge. I discovered that it’s difficult to balance a design in a heart shape unless it’s symmetrical, and I didn’t have a symmetrical image that looked right in a heart shape! Quite a conundrum. Then the flower and leaf forms of the apple blossom image I decided on had to be emphasized slightly more than nature intended to give the eye something to catch on other than color. I added the Trompe-l’oeil frame around the heart because the shape didn’t seem finished and wanted a weighted edge that says “I am enclosed and defined by this shape.”

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I'm an artist, an accidental author, and lover of life. I grew up in Yorktown, Indiana, and I've been writing (and drawing) this website since 1999.
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4 Responses to Valentine’s Day Drawing – Heart and Apple Blossoms

  1. Hi Carol. Despite your challenge with the shape you’ve made a wonderful valentines day drawing. So soft and delicate and with all values represented. Lene

  2. crosinski says:

    Thank you Lene! I really had to stretch the truth a bit to make it work. (I call that “The Art Of Lying Gracefully.”) :)

  3. Teresa says:

    As the VERY proud owner of this amazing drawing I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the advice and support you’ve given me since I really started trying to learn HOW to draw.
    This piece is so stunning that everyone who sees it has to stop and stare at it! I tell everyone who did this for me and that I am honored to have this placed directly above my drawing table for inspiration!
    Many Hugs,

  4. crosinski says:

    You’re welcome Teresa! And I’m glad that you are enjoying this drawing. As an artist, I couldn’t wish for anything more than someone who appreciates a piece of my work.


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