Drawing of food from tea

I had meant to draw the food the day that Corrie and I went to Linde Lane for tea, but it took me a while to get around to it. But I finally did it!

I actually used the pictures from my blog to draw this compilation of all the food together. You can click here to go back to the blog if you want to look at the original photographs.

For some reason, I’m not too terribly happy about this drawing. The food items are definitely not in scale with each other, but I think it’s a lack of a focal point to the picture that bothers me. Not sure exactly what it is… I still like it but just am not crazy about it.

If you compare with the original photos, you can see some artistic liberty was taken — that’s what’s great about doing art. It’s your interpretation of reality! 🙂 A lot of the food in the photos was kind of a blank whitish-creamish color and I painted it in various colors just to make it look more interesting.


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  • Reply Glen Nielsen

    Though I have great admiration for the style & rich hues, I do think you are correct. There seems to be a lack of unity between the elements which seems to throw off the harmony ? clearly we have balance issues due to the “bunching” effect & lack of focal point as you mentioned ? I do appreciate the rhythm you were able to create, and your use of contrast & alternation. I do think the dominance issue plays a huge role in the overall ambience, as the foci is SO critical …your gradation is outstanding, even if the transitions are a tad rough. All in all, a delightful piece from a budding local artist … well done!

    August 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm
  • Reply Angela Yee


    August 23, 2012 at 12:15 am
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