Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Food Themed Drawings

The last 5 sketches in my book have a food theme.

The nudes were done at a Dr Sketchy life drawing event. The reclining model had cupcake pasties and those are blueberries on her apron. I drew them with a ballpoint pen, I think I should have planned my materials better.

Radishes drawn with a micron pen and Prismacolor markers.

Tomatoes drawn with a Micron pen and watercolors

My daughter came in while I was doing this page and remarked it was creepy. I have no idea why I was drawing things that could be dangerous.

I took photos around Minneapolis including the Farmers Market, baked pies and made corned beef with cabbage. The pear blueberry pie was inspired by a bowl of pears no one was eating and the remainder of the blueberries. The ironic part is that the pear/blueberry combination was delicious and was more popular than the blueberry pie.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day Ending At The Uptown Diner

My family members are good sports about letting me sketch things and while they say don't rush I'm not comfortable making them wait for me. It's good for making me draw quickly but I tend to get a little less detail sometimes than I would have preferred.

I was at Utrecht getting some supplies and spotted this interesting view of the Basilica of Saint Mary behind some other buildings in the alley. I liked the contrast of a very ornate, beautiful building tucked behind plain, serviceable space.

We then went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden where I did a sketch of the Spoonbridge and Cherry.

We finished with a trip to the Uptown Diner where I had an excellent club sandwich with a ridiculous amount of hash browns. I managed to eat about half of the hash browns and brought most of the sandwich home. The potatoes never saw a take out container since I had my husband along and well, they are hash browns.

The man in the diner had such interesting hair and a long graceful neck that he required a sketch while we were waiting for the food. I've noticed that even when you try to be subtle, people know when you look at them and looking at them more than once can certainly speed up their dining experience.