I think I enjoy drawing food more that eating it! Sketchbook Sunday!

Hi friends! I am so glad that drawing food isn’t fattening or I would be in trouble because I think drawing food is way more satisfying that eating it and the enjoyment lasts longer! I spent a little over an hour on this mixed media sketch of a slice of pizza.

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I also re-homed my gouache paint. I had originally stored them in individual plastic boxes with lids because they cracked and fell out of a traditional palette and I didn’t want to waste them but I liked having them ready to go when I wanted to paint. I don’t want to bother with unscrewing tubes of paint, I am that lazy. You can see how I had them stored here. But as they dried out I realized that I did not need that much space to store them and I wanted to be able to access all of my colors at once and have them fit more compactly on my table so I went to Harbor Freight last night and found a little 18 compartment box for under $3 that would do the trick. I would have rather had a 24 compartment box but those were huge so I decided to combine colors that had the same pigments and left my 3 least used colors (black, grey and “flesh tone”) in their individual boxes. The only other drawback was that the compartments were removable so I had to glue in the dividers (Iused hot glue) to make a seal so the paint couldn’t run underneath it if got juicy. Make sure you do that if you decide to use this as gouache storage.  I did see this palette that looked like it would be a good option as the wells go all the way up to the lid but I didn’t want to spend the $10 LOL! I also added a few drop of glycerin in each pan to keep it from cracking in the future, I think after a few more uses they may settle into a nice solid cake so when I run out and refresh my paint with a new set I will add glycerin in from the get go. About 5 drops per tube and stir it in with a toothpick, use less if using less than a tube. You can see the new palette set up in the video as well as the painting demo.

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The thing I really like about using gouache and Prismacolors is that what you see is what you get when you look st the pencil lead or dry paint, there is little or no color shift so you can work quickly and with confidence. What are you working on today? Let me know in the comments below and til next time happy crafting!

 

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6 Responses

  1. Lindsay, I have seen a 32 compartment storage box at Michael’s online that’s sold for beads with the dividers permanent (not adjustable). Cost $10 regular, but frequently have a 50% off coupon. Wish I had known you were looking for what you got from harbor freight, maybe I could have saved you some money. And I do believe that the storage box would not be too large for your space and all of your gouache paints would have fit. Hope you get this message. Anyway would have been happy to have helped. Take care.
    Sincerely Becky B from Arkansas
    rebeccabishop1960@gmail.com

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  2. Too, Cute ! PIZZA ! … One of our Favorites !!! You did a Great job, on this pc. L~O~V~E This !

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  3. Thank you !!! … for inspiring other’s to paint with watercolor ! I hit Hobby Lobby, yesterday and stocked up on watercolor paint ! Thanks, for all that you do ~~~ to teach others this fun art ! Thanks For Being You !

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  4. Yummy but that is heartburn city lol Thanks Lindsay

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  5. Amazing Lindsay! You are a wonderful artist. Thank you for sharing!

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