Ice Cream With Your Buns? : Watercolor Food Illustration
Are you drawn to a certain type of food? I think most people are. I have always loved Asian food. Actually, I crave Asian food, especially during my pregnancies. Growing up, wonton soup, fried rice and General Tso’s chicken were my go too but ever since having sushi, I crave it by the platefuls. And what about Chinese buns and donuts…the ones with rolled with sugar?
It was a struggle with all the Asian restaurants closed at the beginning of the pandemic. I wanted some SO badly on my birthday last year but not ONE was open near us. Of course, most every type of dining was open but not the one I was craving. My birthday is coming up and I am excited that this year, my cravings will be fulfilled.
And did I mention that Asian food looks pretty in watercolor? Be expecting some in the near future.
What about you, what kind of food are you craving?
I tried steam buns again this week but this time I used a yeasted recipe instead of sourdough. I had a much better rise and they were light and fluffy inside. A few of them sunk a bit and I read this was from drastic temperature change. I may have to try leaving them on the burner next time after I turn it off. I am disappointed that the sourdough buns did not rise at all but sometimes, sourdough just takes more practice.
Raspberry Sourdough thumbprint cookies are up next. The last time I made thumbprint cookies was Christmas but they were not sourdough. This recipe was very tasty (according to my kids) and it was the perfect use for discard.
On a whim I also made this Cinnamon Sourdough Crumb Cake that my family loves.
What have you been baking?
Watercolor Food Illustration
I have come to the conclusion that round things are really hard for me. Round fruits are my nemesis at the moment.
But I really enjoyed this citrus slice study. It was very easy and I enjoyed using bright colors.
Strawberries are not as easy as I thought they would be but I enjoyed this study more than the other “round” fruits.
My favorite part of this ice cream cone is the cone itself. On this one, I learned the importance of having a good sketch. I didn’t specify my highlights when drawing and therefore I messed up when painting the folds of the ice cream. I would like to work on this one some more when I have time.
Here are the watercolor materials that I used:
PaperArtsy Guest Designer Post
I am over at the PaperArtsy blog sharing a junk journal using some new and old PaperArtsy stamps. Above is a sneak peek. The entire project was done using only scraps from my desk. I hope you will hop over and take a look HERE.
I am joining the tea ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Of course my drink today is tea. Strawberry Cream Green Tea is one of my favorite teas, if not my facorite. I love the fruity combination of strawberry and green tea and then the cream that makes it smooth and mellow. It is dessert tea anytime of day. Yum!
Happy Tea Day,