Saturday, January 25, 2014

Artist's Play Room # 90

Early this month I did a bunch of black and white Pen & Ink sketches, sometimes using a pencil to add a little shading. Do you remember me mentioning those drawings? I'm betting you wondered why I didn't show them, right? Ya, well, they were done as a gift for a good friend who's venturing out a little and widening his culinary horizons. He wanted to learn some new recipes and asked if I'd go through all of mine and choose my very favorite. I thought, what a unique and cool thing to ask for as a present! Of course, as an artist I couldn't just print up a bunch of boring (but totally yummy!) recipes and not embellish them. Hehehe. So, I printed them all out onto good, thick watercolor paper then I got onto adding illustrations to bring each recipe to life. 


I started with my very favorite soup recipe, Pink Shrimp Bisque, which I have shared with the world last year on Dion Dior's Blog series "When Artists Cook". This time I decided to do an actual shrimp drawing. Boy, are those things uuuugly! Hehehe. I looked up an actual shrimp and was horrified that I was gonna draw him. Eek! But I powered through my squeamishness and added him to the blank recipe. I think he looks much cuter in Pen & Ink, lol. You should just be glad I haven't shown you the crab I did. That'll have to be on another week. Remember to scroll down for APR, I can't wait to see your art. :o)


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5 comments:

  1. That cookbook you did for your friend will be a treasure in itself. I think most bottom feeders are ugly, but you definitely captured the best side of that shrimp. Blessings, my friend!

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  2. hahaha! i cant believe you touched the thing, haha! only cooked, not raw

    your drawing is wonderful, such a loving touch to share with your friend, i hope he knows how lucky he is to have you as a friend :)

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  3. Love your shrimp, so good to see you back at the pens. I hope to be back blogging next week. Still settling parents into the retirement home.
    Will write soon.
    Luv Von

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  4. Great shrimp. I'm sketching in ink these days too.

    Darla

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  5. I'm afraid as a veggie i'm a little squeamish when it comes to shrimps, you have drawn it really well though Jenn. ;)

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