After putting together a Beach Sketch collection, I just had to do the same for my food/cafe sketches as well, didn’t I? 🙂
So in this article, I have included all my sketches from Port Macquarie cafes. Most of these were done in the company of others so they represent a degree of reflex sketching. As I was with friends I generally did a quick outline with ink, took a photo and then applied the colour (a combination of coloured pencils, GoldFaber Aqua Markers and watercolour) after I had eaten using my memory and photo reference. I did finish all of these sketches while I was out (ie. I didn’t add colour back home).
As I’m still experimenting with this pencil, marker and watercolour combo I did find it hard at times to know what I was doing. In hindsight, it would have been easier to just stick to ink and wash. But I’m happy that I pushed myself and there are some fun colours and textures as a result.
I certainly ate well during my trip!!! 🙂
Hmm, I feel hungry now!
I really enjoy doing some food sketching – it’s a little stressful at times (if you want to eat your food while it’s hot – which is my goal) but so much fun!