You can get some very high detail, super-realistic effects from colored pencils. Back in 1998 I spent lots of time drawing a picture in colored pencils on every page of my journal. This transcendent piece of fruit was my entry for a day in February. I still have it /no, the Braeburn apple on my table now is not the same as this one. But it could be. I did note that February 1998's apple was eaten. This "Braeburn" variety of apple is firm, crunchy, and tart, just right for pairing with crumbly Vermont cheddar cheese.
Braeburn apple is colored pencil on sketchbook page, 3 1/2" x 4", February 2, 1998.