Thursday, October 16, 2014

102 - Maybe I will do 150 days?!

It's becoming an endurance contest...if I have blogged for 100 days maybe I can do it for 150??  We shall see...lots going on...In the meantime I have signed up for sketchbookskool as if I wasn't doing enough already.  Our first assignment was draw a recipe.

I picked my sweet father in law's famous Cheese Straws because today would have been his 88th birthday and I wanted to remember him.  Here's the finished recipe.  Try it..I LOVE his cheese straws.  I used to get a large bag for my birthday and another for Christmas. 


This is how I made it...first I made a sketch on a scrap of paper.


Then I drew it in black ink.  Its painted with watercolor.  As usual I used LOTS of cerulean.  I can hardly paint now without cerulean.  The green is cerulean and aurelin yellow.  All the yellow is aurelin.  The greys are burnt sienna and cerulean.  The reds are quinacridone red.   Orange is aurelin and quin red. It makes a very transparent orange. 

 I debated over the lettering around the edge...thought it was a little light in this version so I lettered over it with a fine point kuretke marker.  The big cursive lettering was done with my Pentel brush pen, my very favorite pen.  The black line drawing was done with a pigma pen.


And this is the final version.  It was alot of fun.  Next I am going to print out copies of this as a memory of Hunt, as we called him, for family and friends.  

This was so much fun I think I will do a few more!!

3 comments:

Cheryl Wynn said...

Love your work! czwynn

Cricket said...

Love it. Now for that cheese straw recipe....

Cricket said...

Love it...now for that recipe....