Friday, January 09, 2009

IF : Contained


Earlier this evening this contained my dinner. It was shrimp with snow peas and it was Deee-licious!

Oh, I'm sorry I didn't share it with you.

Next time, okay?


Acrylic and prismacolor Pencils on patterned card stock.

I really didn't have this for dinner, I just needed to draw something.

49 comments:

  1. Well that sounds delish!
    Love this Laurel.
    The colors of the container are a wonderful contrast to the background.

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  2. Very lovely! I love the way the table looks like greenish glass and it all looks super inviting :)

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  3. Yeah, well, it probably WILL be my dinner tomorrow, because you've put me in the mood. This illo says contentment, my friend. Beautiful work!

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  4. lovely painting... especially because we do not see the food...

    the box and the sticks and the colors tell us a lot...

    it reminded me of Robert Bresson's minimalistic style in film-making... by not showing much, he impressed the viewer more...

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  5. Yum yum.
    Makes me feel hungary Lolo.
    It's 7pm over here in Malaysia.
    I love this beautiful piece:)

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  6. delightful, i wouldn't eat this, but it is such an inviting little sketch. xx

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  7. you could draw anything. and then embellish it. and along the way infuse it with emotion and message.

    :)

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  8. this is really beautiful - I love the blue shadow

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  9. Okay now could you come over to my place and colour my walls exactly in that pattern please.

    Renee

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  10. A sweet and simple painting. Aw, the dinner sounded so good too. My mouth was watering. And it was just "fiction." :)

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  11. ok you are teasing me!!! great illustration too and so now I'm hungry! off to the twin dragon for snow peas and shrimp!

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  12. Oh geez, that looks good. Both the sketch and the food.

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  13. Even if you didn't eat this you made me hungry thinking about it.

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  14. very, very clever and tasty too. I really like the technique you used here. Very well done. I really like it a look. Now you've made me hungry.

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  15. Love Chinese!
    Next time I join you!
    I made Chicken cashew nuts tonight for my friend Aulikki.
    Lovely painting. I wonder how you did the background...... looks like real wallpaper.
    hug >M<

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  16. Oh, I don't think the ants are going to be able to resist! I can see them now crawling up the side of that container...!

    The painting has such a nice harmonious feel, and I really love the brush strokes you used on the container

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  17. This is a beauty!! Now I have a craving....

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  18. hey... just caught up with you in Deb's site... found Fern... she dropped by when I put up a poster... and yeah... lots of bird poop and the droppings of many other species too... mostly of the academic type (boy do they leave lots of crap behind them!!!)...

    as always your site is lovely... I still love the sky watches... hope these words find you well...

    J{P

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  19. Lol! I had Chinese too! I had Singapore Noodles, with seafood! You did a great job with this container, because I have one sitting right in front of me! lol! Yum!!!!

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  20. Mmmm... let me know 'cause I'd love to!

    Beautiful illo, Laurel :)

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  21. I always come round after everyone has left you every conceivable complement. I am at word for loss.
    I showed this one to my cat, Chester, and he demanded to be let out of the house. 5 minutes later he scratched at the door and demanded to be let in again.

    Then he wanted to be scratched behind the ears, which in turn led to purring until, with no warning whatsoever, he stopped purring and demanded to go outside again.

    And all because I showed him your post.
    Very curious!

    Best regards,
    Neil

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  22. I love this compostion along with the thought of take out ; ) nice work!

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  23. Nice, nice illustration. I just got some wonderful paper.. this is very inspiring. Can't wait to get home :-)
    Have a great week!

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  24. I like it, although you haven't shared ;)
    Great idea with using the patterned paper, it certainly adds to the picture.

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  25. Mmm you're making me hungry. A beautiful illustration to look at too.

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  26. So clever and well done...You combo of art and words is alwyas a fave of mine! :)

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  27. This is terrific. It's playful somehow. Different than what you do as well. Maybe because it doesn't portray an animal or human.

    Just had Chinese food for lunch, szechwan string bean with tofu – yum!

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  28. Hehe, next time I expect you to save some for me!!

    very cute !

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  29. beautiful, love the way you've used the patterned paper, very creative

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  30. This so so lovely and very inviting, pity it's empty :)

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  31. Lovely painting and the food too!

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  32. Yummy! What a great drawing - love the background pattern.

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  33. Love the wallpaper! And the color palette!
    And YUM!

    Thanks for your kind comment last week and have a wonderful day!

    Denise

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  34. Very beautiful package, yummy colors, but what did it contain ;D
    Your description sounds delish and I am hungry now..

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  35. Such an arresting image. Your work continues to improve.

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  36. Delightful! what a lovely blog you have :)

    Cat

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  37. Delightful! what a lovely blog you have :)

    Cat

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  38. this is sweet! like the patterns used here

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  39. wonderful photos. i could imagine a series of these for the kitchen or dining area

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  40. Not sure how I missed this one but added you to my barratuna site and it popped up(I think this will be the third time so I'm not sure what happens to you)...very nice and 'simple'...and by no means is that meant as a backhanded comment because it is often this type of work that is so hard to do effectively...great capture

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