Inktober 2020 #13 – Slippery

Thought I’d do a quick one today, since yesterday’s took so long. A banana peel is a slippery thing to step on.

A simple drawing of a banana peel lying on the floor.

Actually though… that’s not all I made.

I intended to stop there but…

A little explanation, first. Sometime in the last year I saw in a store a pattern printed on a piece of cloth or wrapping paper or something (I don’t remember) that stuck with me for some reason. It was a simple line drawing of a pineapple, done in a hand-drawn style. Then they copied the drawing and gave it a variety of fanciful colors. Then scattered those in a seamless pattern across the print. It struck me as looking very nice for how simple the technique actually was.

I remembered thinking, I could do that. Only the colors seemed silly for a pineapple. Pineapples only come in a very limited range of colors. I thought it would be better to choose a fruit that had a better natural range of colors. (I don’t know why it struck me that the colors should be realistic, it just did.) And some variety in the drawings, maybe. Not just the one pineapple.

I was veering off from the original idea a bit at that point.

So, today I drew a banana peel for Inktober and then decided to draw some more bananas. In different colors. (Did you know that bananas come in a variety of colors, not just yellow and green?)

Anyway, here’s what I came up with.

A pattern of little drawings of bananas in various colors in various orientations.

2 thoughts on “Inktober 2020 #13 – Slippery

  1. mirkabreen says:

    Bananas also come in a variety of sizes, if our local fruit/vegetable market is any indication. The Banana isle there has teenie-tiny ones, (mostly red-skinned) and gigantic ones (rather greenish skins) and all sorts in between. It’s what I saw on their Central/Latin America produce isle.

    • Karen B. Jones says:

      Yup. The big ones are plantains, I believe. Some varieties are not raised for export to the US, so we don’t usually see them. But there are a variety of them. There’s even a bluish-white one I didn’t include.

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