I got into archery about two years ago thanks to my daughter who took it up while she was an exchange student at the University of Tokyo. Thanks to this new interest I was able to come up with a new idea for a painting. It took a lot of preliminary sketches before I came up with the final image. Below is one of the ballpoint pen sketches from my sketchbook.
Originally, I was going to use a mango as the hanging fruit, as you can see from the sketch. Then came up with the golden apple, a symbol of knowledge and immortality, which is what the archer is aiming for.
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