Tuna Salad, Tomatoes and Grapes
on a glass plate
In my sketchbook
5 x 7
Working directly with a pen...no erasing, I see the errors of my ways. I learned from my sister, that when sketching....to include every line so to speak, around the perimeter of the drawing. In other words, I shouldn't have drawn the entire circle (plate) without including that one grape hanging over the plate at the top. So, unfortunately, it has a line through it. Secondly, because I wasn't drawing "live" from the plate, but used a photo of the lunch...when I finished the drawing, I realized that I didn't have the entire fork....and that's because it wasn't in the photo! The drawing looked funny with the fork cut off. So I cheated a bit and added a longer fork after I had written the words on the page. It worked OK. The fork looks like its seen better days! I did not include the dark wood of the table underneath the glass plate...not sure how that would have turned out.
The food itself....how do you paint tuna salad?? Below is a close-up...you can't see my mistakes here! Next time I should sketch the lunch before I eat it....note to self.