Heirloom Eggplant on vine, carbon dust drawing on film, Purple Long, Vegetable digital download

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This package includes two images, one for print and creative work (350 dpi) and one for the Internet (72 dpi).
There is also a photo image of eggplants for your personal use on the Internet (72 dpi)

It is is drawn with carbon dust on film. It is a technique for drawing developed by scientific illustrators. You grind various carbon materials very fine, brush onto the film, press it in, brush more, erase, and continue until all the layers are in place. I love the way you can polish the carbon to create infinite gradations and glowing highlights.

I sketched this Purple Long plant when it was growing as a small fruit. The mature fruit is 8-12 inches long, and deep purple. Hence its name - purple and long. When you roast it over a flame you can squeeze the whole fruit out of the end very easily. No peeling. I like to cross cut the fruit to include in stir fry. Once people discover it, they stand in line at market for them.
I included a detail so you can see the contrast in how the carbon dust is used on different parts of the plant.

The final picture is one I took in my drawing studio where I was studying mature eggplant for a large work using carbon dust. It should be obvious which one is the mature Purple Long. Some of the others will appear soon for digital download.

This digital image is available for all uses including print at 350 dpi and for the Internet at 72 dpi
the 72 dpi image is 570 pixels x 934
the 350 dpi image is 7.75 inches wide and 9.98 inches long

You will be able to download the files automatically after purchase. If you have any problems please contact me from the listing page using either Ask the Shop or Contact Seller links.

You may use it to illustrate your creative writing both fiction and non-fiction, to add an image to crafts and incorporate the image into other artistic work that you make yourself. It may not be used for pornography or hateful expression. You may not produce multiple images for resale or mass produced products. I am offering it only for use by fellow artists for handmade works of art, design objects or utility items (such as a tea towel.)

You will also find black walnut ink for sale that I make in my studio. It comes in two sizes: 1.5 oz and 4 oz.

Please note: Artist retains all rights to copyright and reproduction as an image for sale.

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