Category Archives: Food

This week in sketches

It’s getting cold even here in California, and my outdoor sketches are getting rarer. Last week, I ended up with just this one, from downtown Willow Glen, right by the old-fashioned La Villa Delicatessen. Lots of people strolling down the street, many … Continue reading

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The end of Inktober

Inktober’s almost over, and while I didn’t do close to a sketch a day, just thinking more about the inked line is interesting. For one, it means I can carry just a book and a single fountain pen most of … Continue reading

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A bowl of feijoas

These feijoas are grown by my sister, so it made sense to draw them in a bowl she made too. I planned to take pictures as I progressed through this piece, but forgot to once I got going so this … Continue reading

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Pears in October

I love drawing pears. They’re a simple shape, but not so simple they’re boring. And a forgiving form too: you can mess around with a pear shape quite a bit and it still look like a pear. I thought I’d sit down and do a ‘quick 5 … Continue reading

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Coffee in Chennai

When in Chennai, drink filter coffee. And if you can help it, make sure you grab some at a tiny corner shop that pours your coffee just right. (wish I’d captured that pour in a sketch: here’s an instructables step-by-step on how to … Continue reading

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Fall Color Palette

You can tell it’s fall when the green disappears from my flickr stream. And, as it starts getting chilly outside, I start painting little still lifes on my kitchen counter.Because I hate the cold (yes, even what passes for ‘cold’ in California). Here … Continue reading

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Drawing Pears, Pondering People.

I’m usually out and about sketching at the busiest street corner I can find. So drawing little objects at home is a change of pace for me. The nice thing about drawing like this is that it forces me to slow … Continue reading

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