A Dragon?

I was shopping at the grocery store and came across this interesting looking fruit…perhaps you’ve seen it:

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It’s called a Dragon Fruit or Pitahaya.  According to Wikipedia, it is the fruit of several cactus species indigenous to the Americas.  This one came from Vietnam.

I saw it as an opportunity to draw and paint an unusual shape!

Here is my sketch with a black micron pen and a little watercolor:

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The fruit is white with black seeds and slightly sweet:

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I peeled off the outside pink skin and then sliced the flesh.  It was fun to try something new!

Have you ever had Dragon Fruit?  How do you prepare it?

Enjoy your day!  🙂

23 responses to “A Dragon?

  1. It looks so sweet and fun! Great drawing too.

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  2. Excellent excersize for drawing with it its strange colors and shape. But no, know nothing about dragon fruits. xo Johanna

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  3. Thanks for introducing me to this interesting fruit. The cut section is really quite pretty. How fun that you journaled this new find – gives me an idea for when I go to the grocery tomorrow 😉

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  4. I have had it it is interesting and exotic. Did you like?

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  5. It looks like it is lying on its back and wants to be turned over!

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  6. Well done Jill. That would be fun to draw. I have seen Dragon Fruit but had no idea what it was nor any idea what to do with it. You have the right idea. Draw it first ask questions later. 🙂

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  7. Yes, I’ve had dragon fruit and your drawing is wonderful. So is your photograph of this exotic fruit.

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  8. Thanks Cynthia!!! 💚😍💙

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  9. Liked your illustration. I’ve seen Dragon fruit but never tasted! How does it taste?

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