I have been a food artist for over 30 years.
I have many illustrations of citrus fruit, and have already shared a post of just oranges. So now I’m sharing lemons, limes, tangerines and grapefruits. (I threw in one orange and a few strawberries).
I enjoy rendering citrus fruit. I start by creating a pattern of circles and “half moons” that radiate from the highlight area to replicate the citrus peel texture.
The illustrations for this post were used on labels for beverages, popsicles and jam.
Some of them were rendered with markers and colored pencils while others were created with watercolor dyes. The peel texture was created using acrylics and a glazing technique, which I describe on my other blog at this link:
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