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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

110601 Food Diary 2011 - Start Again

110530 Food Diary - start again
Ok - now that my blurb book is ALMOST finished - I am going to get back to a disciplined life and food diary is going into serious mode.
I have just thought of a art-goal as well for this exercise.....
to see if I can get vivid colour with a waterbrush. I got a new large size pentel bruch on Saturday. I know most of you all prefer niji or kuretake but kuretake are so hard to get water flowing through them. The pentel one are very wet but I think the trick is to make sure they are loaded with enough pigment - juicy washes are needed.

Also, I really want to exercise FAST (ie ultra fast) sketching.

My eating habits on this diet will be extremely boring and I might not post every day...or maybe it is a challenge for me to make my sketches interesting and full of variety.
110530_02 Food Diary Monday
110530_03 Food Diary Monday

Not exactly sure what form this food diary is going to take...but I do want it to be the focus of my sketching for a week or so.
The goal 3kg weight loss in 6 weeks.
Aagh! It is a bit scary to put that in writing for all the world to see!!!
I plan to have a little break from my daily sketchbook (will still use it if I am out and about etc) so that I add a little more than just food to this one.

So far today, I have been more happy with the use of a waterbrush than I have been in a while....this is good because they are handy...

Also, I am not going to be at all precious about how lose or messy or scrappy these sketches are... so will just see where I end up.

What a fun journey - who cares if I am a bit hungry when I go to bed at night?

110531 Food Diary Wk 1 Tuesday

Another day... not quite in the swing of the drawing part of this diet but so far the sketching in order to do the right thing foodwise is working.
My food is very plain and boring....


  1. Doesn't look 'plain and boring' to me. It's beautiful and such a positive step. I'm inspired!
    Am also going to dig out the waterbrushes again because there will be moments in Provence where I think they will be the only answer (in company with Speed Sketchers!)

  2. Good luck on your goal. I admire the fact that you can paint food. I find that I'm far too hungry to be able to paint beforehand.

    I've been here a few times. Definitely enjoying your blog!

  3. Great work Liz, and very impressed you are going to restrict your food intake and sketch it too. Wow you've been working hard. catch up soon, XXE