Category Archives: food

Apples and beets

More domestic than urban, some quick pencil and watercolour sketches from the late night kitchen, trying to break my over-reliance on dilute Lexington grey for tone/shadow! Although the grey ink wash is very fast and effective for quick shadows, it can make … Continue reading

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Apples and shelves

The evenings are drawing in, so there’ll be more interior sketches for a few months… Here are recently harvested apples and kitchen shelves, all done with my new preferred kit (Kuretake #40 brush-pen with Lexington grey for line, dilute LG ink in fine … Continue reading

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A slice of life

It was stone cold by the time I’d finished drawing it, and tastier than it looks. Mmm, jalapenos… Lexington grey in fountain pen and water-brush, watercolour, A5 – 30 mins

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Pan, pancake, lemons and sand-paper

A week late, but here’s a kitchen scene from Shrove Tuesday. The fresh pancakes were too delicious to sketch mid-cooking, so I saved one after we’d eaten our fill and drew it once the pan had cooled. It was the scorched patterns on … Continue reading

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One bad apple

Another go at mostly painting, just using pencil lines for the overall shape and some pens for the lettering on the sticker. I usually add water-colour at the end of a sketch, after establishing line and shade with ink. Here it … Continue reading

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Sushi, again

Back at Yen Sushi for another lovely lunch. From the top there’s green tea, steamed rice, aubergine salad, spinach with peanut sauce, and teriyaki prawns. I ate lots more but it didn’t hang around long enough to be drawn. Below … Continue reading

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Late night snacks

Some late night table-top sketches, keeping up the daily drawing commitment; a square glass mug of oolong, a bunch of bananas, and almond butter and jam on oatcakes with a glass of milk…yum. I was very tired by the time I did these and … Continue reading

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Saucier

 Fountain pen and water-brush with dilute Lexington grey, watercolour, white Gelly Roll pen, A6 – 25 minutes More condimentia and product placement with another late night sketch of the sauce shelf; spot the old classics (Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, Heinz ketchup, Tabasco, Kikkoman … Continue reading

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Saucy

More foul weather so some domestic sketching in the kitchen; oils, spices and condiments on a recessed shelf, and all-sorts on a work-top. I used a broad fountain pen for the line, but loaded with dilute grey ink so it doesn’t … Continue reading

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3 lemons, 2 bowls and a bug

A slightly tired lemon from the fridge, with some zest sliced off for a cake. Note the tiny red bug accidentally squashed between the pages. Blue and brown Pigma pens, water-brush with Lexington grey water-brush, watercolour, A6 – 20 minutes … Continue reading

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