Mister Blackberry

August is the perfect period to find Mister Blackberry.
Blackberries have one of the highest levels of antioxidants of any food. These antioxidants can reduce the risk of some types of cancer and even keep the brain healthy. Blackberry leaves are sometimes made into a tea which is used by women to reduce labor pains.
Blackberries are related to raspberries. How can you tell the difference? Blackberries are black, not red, when they’re ripe. Also, if you look at the top of a raspberry, you’ll notice a hole where the torus – the small, white core that attaches to the stem – was. Blackberries don’t have this hollow core. The torus stays in the fruit.
Fun facts
In England, there’s an old folk tale that blackberries shouldn’t be picked after Michaelmas Day in October. The story says that the devil has spit on or stepped on them and they’re not good to eat after this day. Wet fall weather does encourage mold growth so the blackberries don’t taste as good and might even be toxic.

Draw me

Step 1

First of all, draw 4 circles into 3 row.

Step 2

Always in rows of 3, 2 o 1 draw the others circles.

Step 3

Now add the leaves on the top.

Step 4

For each circle draw a smaller circle inside and another smaller circle inside the latter.

Step 5

Now you can draw the face of Mister Blackberry, remember to follow the lines of the circles to draw the eyes.

Step 6

Finally, it's time to colour him all. For the circles, they are coloured with different grades of violet, from the lightest inside to the darker outside.