Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jana's Ranch 99 Sketches

Soak Squid on Ice, ink & watercolor
Soak[ed] Squid
Ranch 99 Asian Market is a great place to sketch on a dark rainy night. The delicate pink of these cleaned whole squids on crushed ice was the first thing to grab my attention. I Googled "soak squid" to see if it was a variety of squid but from what I read, I think it was pre-soaked in milk or buttermilk for several hours to tenderize it.

Hanging fowl, ink & watercolor
Hanging Fowl, ink& watercolor
Even though I've sketched their hanging fowl before, there were a greater variety this time including one on the right that I thought looked like a rabbit.

Eggplant and Bitter Melon, ink & watercolor
Eggplant & Bitter Melon
I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the similar shapes but different colors piled beside each other.
Dragon fruit, ink & watercolor
Dragon Fruit from Vietnam
The Dragon Fruit again grabbed my attention and one of these days I'll get around to eating one. I fought the temptation to shop instead of sketching so didn't bring anything home this time.

1 comment:

  1. These are great! I love the hanging chickens, they look totally delish, and the beautiful purple-violet eggplants and other veggies!


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