For those who wish to draw more

Tomatillos November 24, 2007

Filed under: .Nat,Day 24 — doingart @ 9:42 am
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I found these in a fruit bowl around the lake house. I’m pretty sure they are tomatillos, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it. If you’d like to enter for this free postcard art, just comment at the blog (blog.natdickinson.com) and email a delivery address like it says here.



Squash November 21, 2007

Filed under: .Nat,Day 21 — doingart @ 8:50 am
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Happy Thanksgiving. If you’d like a shot at receiving this postcard, stop by the blog at blog.natdickinson.com.


Day 11 (and 8 thru 10)- Architheque November 11, 2007

Filed under: .Architheque,Day 08,Day 09,Day 10,Day 11,Drawing — architheque @ 5:09 pm
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Time to play catchup.


Trying to make use of everything in my drawing box at least once. Unfortunately, there’s a carton of 4 cheap crayons in my kit (the result of my inability to throw things away). Red, yellow, blue, and green. What to do with them? Well…draw like a child, I guess.

Previous days’ sketches behind the cut, so as not to be a visual hog.  When seen altogether, it’s clear I’m a mixed bag when it comes to style.



sweet dumpling squash November 10, 2007

Filed under: .Kim,Day 10,Drawing — kim @ 10:11 pm
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sweet dumpling squash

I find quick sketches very satisfying – although I may be developing a false sense of confidence! tah-done


kale November 5, 2007

Filed under: .Kim,Day 05,Drawing — kim @ 10:38 pm
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Well, that was interesting. I felt like I was doing a blind contour drawing. (2b pencil)


leftovers November 26, 2006

Filed under: .Kim,Day 26 — kim @ 10:31 pm
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This is the delicata squash that never got cooked during the Thanksgiving weekend.


The elusive pumpernut squash November 23, 2006

Filed under: .India,Day 22,Day 23 — India @ 9:41 pm
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I am not a person who thinks fresh pumpkin is better than canned, but I did have this little butternut squash sitting on my counter, so I thought I might as well blend it with the canned pumpkin to make a multisquash pie. The resulting mixture was about 60 percent butternut (I didn’t use the whole can of pumpkin).


I made up a hybrid recipe from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, Baking Illustrated, and the Dessert Bible. Evaporated milk; brandy; hot custard into hot graham cracker crust. It tasted pretty good at dinner, but pumpkin pie needs to mature for several hours, so I won’t know if it’s really good until I try the leftovers. For breakfast, I’m thinkin’.

While the pies were in the oven, I also drew the remaining eggs:


Not enough of a range of shadows. I could probably have fixed this, if I’d been concentrating, but I kept being interrupted by the kitchen timer (the deeper pie was taking its sweet time about setting).