Tuesday, November 25, 2008

EDM 198 - Draw some noodles



Procrastination was my major strategy when it came to this challenge. How to draw noodles without getting lost in the sinuous curves of a whole bowlful of fettucine or rotini? Trying to imagine it made my head hurt. I tried to think of ways to simplify the process, and thought that maybe I could just do the last bite of spaghetti twirled around a fork. That was less difficult to imagine. As I walked home from work, I also idly imagined that maybe Shawn will have started supper and maybe he chose to made spaghetti. What are the odds of that? When I got home, I saw a big pot of water on the stove - the pot in which we usually cook spaghetti. Could it be? "What's for supper?", I asked casually, wanting to believe that all the planets fell into the proper alignment to grant my wishes. "Spaghetti", he said. Seriously, how awesome is that? So after I ate, I set up this little still life on my lovely Corel Irises plate. It was meant to be.

This is done with my brand new Faber Castell brush pens. They are gonna take a little getting used to as far as technique goes. But I like them so far.

6 comments:

Kim Saxe said...

Hi Lynn,

Lovely. Now does this count for the "Noodles" EDM and the "Fork" EDM?? I love your composition and the design on the plate and the border with the bow. It all works. ~ Kim

Rachel H said...

Great idea and beautifully delicate execution! The composition works so well.

leigh said...

Very colorful and fun. Great take on the fork and noodle challenge.

Margaret Ann said...

Fantastic post...love your spaghetti all wound up! :)

freebird said...

I like your picture and your story. Days that go together like this are great.

Sarah Ketelaars said...

Great drawing and really good composition.