Citrus Painting with Menorah Sketchbook

                        Let’s take a moment to appreciate the most vibrant fruit that holds the power to light up any space and any mood. Looking appetizingly plump and attractive in shades of fiery orange, the fruit instantly transports anyone to a world of happy, sun kissed days. The best part is that fruit tastes as good as it looks. With a refreshing aroma and a blend of tangy and sweet sensations, the orange is a treat to the palette and the soul.

                         Let’s glorify this wonderful fruit with citrus painting ideas, The Mixed Media Sketchbooks from Menorah are perfect for to create such illustrations. It is 180 GSM thick and perfect for Dry Media like Sakura Pen Art, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastel, Colour Pencils etc and Wet mediums like Acrylics, Gouache, Water Colour paintings, Tempera, Poster colour etc. Its acid free papers will keep your beautiful paintings intact.

                      This painting is done on both sides of the A6 sketchbook from Menorah. You can also try bigger size sketchbooks like A4 or A5 and paint different sized citrus fruits one side of the sketchbook.

                        If you are looking to explore your mixed media sketchbook with gouache painting ideas, here are the steps to re create the citrus painting done by @arty_flutura

Materials required

Menorah Mixed media sketchbook


Gouache paint

Flat brush

Round brush

  1. Make an outline of the fruit slices with a pencil on your 180 GSM sketchbook.

outline of the fruit slices

      2. For the peel, use dark orange gouache on the outer layer of the fruit slices

dark orange gouache on the outer layer

      3. Nothing beats a pulpy orange. Mix orange, white and yellow colours together, this will bring out a shade that is both warm and lively. Use it on the inner portion of the citrus art.

citrus art

      4. Moving on to the layer between the peel and the pulp. Mix yellow and white to get the desired creamy shade and paint with a flat brush on your 180 GSM sketchbook

180 gsm sketchbook painting

      5. The pulp of an orange is both textured and succulent. To bring out this realistic effect in the painting, mix the following colors together- orange, light yellow and white. Use the mixture to draw small patterns in the portion of the pulp with a round brush.

citrus art drawing

                     Next, mix a little light yellow and white together. Use a round brush and shade the partition between each piece of the pulp.

menorah sketchbook 180 gsm ideas

       6. As a final touch, make small dots with white gouache on the pulp to bring out a glistening and juicy effect to the orange slices.

gouache painting ideas

              All done with the citrus painting. You will find it instantly uplifting with cheerful vibes. Make many more beautiful creations of nature with different sketchbook ideas and express your artistic vision with Menorah sketchbooks.


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