100512 EDM in EDiM 12 Draw your dinner

May 12, 2010 | 7 Comments

Well- this one was hardly a challenge for me… I am in my element… love drawing my food so much that I did my lunch as well as my dinner- or is that my dinner as well as my tea? You choose. Anyway – I had fun doing my usual food scribbles while still eating my food hot.
100512 EDM in EDiM 12 Draw your dinner
BTW something I wrote a while ago…
My trick to sketching my food and eating it hot!
I have the advantage of being left handed with a brush and pen but use my fork in the right hand. So….I normally draw quick outline, and then if I need to cut my food up I do this next (I eat a lot of stir fries with bite size food so this helps), then I start to eat from the back side of the plate so I can finish the outlines. Then, if there is no need for me to leading the conversation during the meal, I often start painting while I am still eating (using a waterbrush) – otherwise I do the colour from memory when I am finished my meal (but still sitting at the table)
I am developing my technique all the time.

This is part of the Everyday in May challenge – drawing something every day
in May. A group of us thought it would be fun to do a Everyday Matters (EDM)
challenge each day using EDM 1-31. The list is here
The Group that is going to give this a go (so far… let me know if you want to join in and be added to the list)
Me (obviously) flickr or blog
Alissa flickr
Wendy (QuirkyArtist) flickr or blog
Jennifer Blog flickr
Sandy blog or flickr
TravellingSueP blog
Deborah blog
Margaret blog
Anna blog
Marthann blog
Yasemin blog
Carol blog
Anita blog flickr
Matthew flickr
Johanna blog
Sandra blog
Tyanne flickr
PrettyArtyBuildings blog
Maureen flickr
AJoyfulmoc flickr
LuxdLux flickr
Speck blog flickr
Claire blog


  • AutumnLeaves - May 12, 2010 reply

    Well done! Is that mushrooms I see? Starting up a craving here...

  • Marthann's Musings - May 12, 2010 reply

    Liz, amazing technique to eating and painting all at once. What a talented person you are. Love your paintings. Thanks again for getting the EDM going this month. Like the food !!

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  • Janene - May 13, 2010 reply

    Wow--that is quite a technique. Amazing that you can sketch, talk and eat at the same time. I am enjoying your sketches, as always. I hope you don't mind a late-comer, but I decided to dive into the EDiM pool. I am having fun!

  • Liz Steel - May 14, 2010 reply

    great janene... but do you have a blog?

  • Janene - May 15, 2010 reply

    Yes, I do have a blog. It's http://edensketcher.blogspot.com/
    I have been participating in EDM for a few months now. I don't know if I can catch up/stay caught up on EDiM but I am going to try. Thanks for letting me join up!!

  • Jen Appel - May 16, 2010 reply

    Great tip for sketching and eating hot. Will have to try that.

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