I was looking through my sketchbooks and realized I sketch food a lot. I was
trying to figure out why do I do this? A few things came to mind.
Man made to organic shapes. I have lots to select from…dishes, serving utensils, fruit, veggies…
Plates can be decorative, fruits and vegetables can be very colorful to plain.
I prefer to sketch from life. I can simply go the kitchen and grab something.
Waiting Time: Make use of time sitting at a restaurant table waiting. Draw your cup of coffee, salt and pepper shakers, basket of bread, menu…
That’s right…don’t eat it, till you draw it. It will put a fire in your belly to hurry up.
The final thought that came to mind is this. As a child meal time was very strict and not much fun. Perhaps this is my way of playing with my food. So here and now I am giving you permission. Play with your food!
Happy Sketching! Brenda