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Everyday Matters Challenge: #12 Draw your dinner

Thursday, May 12, 2005


I drew my lunch instead. I had to draw it really fast because I was drooling down my shirt. I bought new water color pencils, that I have no idea how to use, but I was too impatient to test them like a sensible adult. I messed up a little, but I thought this was a pretty good first try.

Avocado/vegetarian rolls are a recent food discovery for me that I just love. Do to a severe fish allergy real sushi is a forbidden food, and no other options were ever explored. I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never been to a Japanese restaurant. But thanks to Whole Foods Markets I can enjoy the exotic flavors of wasabi and pickled ginger without turning into a one giant suffocating hive.



Blogger Robyn said...

Your lunch looks great, even though I really don't like sushi myself. The watercolour pencils have worked well for you as my idea of this kind of meal would be quite colourful.

I have found that I am a bit heavy handed with the pencils in the first place so that when I brush them with the waterbrush, the colours are too 'in-your-face'. I wonder if the trick is to start out softly and then add layers of pencil where a deeper colour is needed.

I have tried wetting the paper first and then colouring with the pencils over the water. It achieves a different effect.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Shelly McC said...

Wow, this drawing is excellent. Very colourful and clear. I know what you mean about the drooling thing, I can't leave the food alone long enough to draw it. Hence I still haven't done this challenge. Great stuff.

10:24 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

This makes me so happy--what beautiful colors and lots of fun detail and great chopsticks,by the way, and... I just like all of it. Whatever you're doing, I vote for you keep on doing it ;D.

3:07 AM  
Blogger u l a n said...

this is a great drawing! i love the color. japanese food is really fun to draw =)

ian (everydaymatters)

4:15 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Ooooo... I love sushi and I love your drawing. You did great with the watercolor pencils! Excellent details. Now you've made me hungry. ;)

4:35 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth Perry said...

Beautiful detail and subtle color. I want to dive right in!

Am wearing sushi-patterned socks today, so it was extra fun to see your post. Keep the drawings/paintings coming. Yum.


5:30 AM  
Blogger Tighe said...

I was wondering how you got so close to fish!
Great drawing Deb!
I've used watercolour pencils but I can only colour within someone else's lines!

9:26 AM  

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