Drawing Table for One

Drawing + food = the marriage of my two favorite obsessions

I am not a glutton. I am an explorer of food.

Erma Bombeck

Another quick sketch at Sweet Paris on Friday morning. Crepes galore! My mom and I shared The Feast, a savory crepe filled with egg and sauteed veggies. And I couldn’t resist the temptation of getting Sugar & Spice, a sweet crepe sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and whipped cream. A decadent but delicious way to start the day.
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Another quick sketch at Sweet Paris on Friday morning. Crepes galore! My mom and I shared The Feast, a savory crepe filled with egg and sauteed veggies. And I couldn’t resist the temptation of getting Sugar & Spice, a sweet crepe sprinkled with sugar, cinnamon, coconut flakes, and whipped cream. A decadent but delicious way to start the day.

www.sweetparis.com

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Had a deliciously naughty breakfast this morning at Sweet Paris Creperie. Drawing to come soon. :) 

Had a deliciously naughty breakfast this morning at Sweet Paris Creperie. Drawing to come soon. :) 

Today was a little hazy, mostly because I was sleep deprived. A late night of designing followed by an early morning to prepare for a presentation equaled into about 4.5 hours of sleep. After a great meeting with a potential client (fingers-crossed), I decided to grab lunch at my favorite cozy spot near Rice University, Raven Grill. It’s been one of my favorite spots for the last 6+ years… many birthday dinners have taken place here. :)
I decided to do a quick sketch while I was waiting for my food to arrive. I still haven’t taken a nap today, but drawing has a caffeine-like effect on me. It wakes me up. 
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Today was a little hazy, mostly because I was sleep deprived. A late night of designing followed by an early morning to prepare for a presentation equaled into about 4.5 hours of sleep. After a great meeting with a potential client (fingers-crossed), I decided to grab lunch at my favorite cozy spot near Rice University, Raven Grill. It’s been one of my favorite spots for the last 6+ years… many birthday dinners have taken place here. :)

I decided to do a quick sketch while I was waiting for my food to arrive. I still haven’t taken a nap today, but drawing has a caffeine-like effect on me. It wakes me up.

www.theravengrill.com

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A couple of folks have asked me how I start my drawings. First I look at the space, drop a few key lines on the “page” to get the perspective and proportions right (or as right as I can get them) and then let the rest of the drawing flow. I must confess that I use the eraser and the “rewind” feature quite a bit but my goal is not to draw the perfect drawing. I usually start with the ink pen and then use the fountain pen for a heavier line weight/contrast. Here’s an image of my Cafe Rabelais drawing before I added color.

A couple of folks have asked me how I start my drawings. First I look at the space, drop a few key lines on the “page” to get the perspective and proportions right (or as right as I can get them) and then let the rest of the drawing flow. I must confess that I use the eraser and the “rewind” feature quite a bit but my goal is not to draw the perfect drawing. I usually start with the ink pen and then use the fountain pen for a heavier line weight/contrast. Here’s an image of my Cafe Rabelais drawing before I added color.

Trisha: Thanks for the beautiful drawing. It’s hanging in my room right now.
Napoleon Dynamite: Really? It took me like three hours to finish the shading on your upper lip. It’s probably the best drawing I’ve ever done.

Napolean Dynamite

My lunch at Cafe Rabelais : Le Provencal with frites and a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau… and my iPad being neglected, temporarily. :)
http://caferabelais.com/menu2.html

My lunch at Cafe Rabelais : Le Provencal with frites and a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau… and my iPad being neglected, temporarily. :)

http://caferabelais.com/menu2.html

One of my favorite restaurants in Houston is Cafe Rabelais. The mussels, to die for. The frites, the best. And the profiteroles? Heaven sent. I went there for lunch last week and was lucky enough to snag a table with a perfect view of the dining room. A glass of Beaujolais, a vegetable/goat cheese sandwich on a crunch baguette,and sketching. What’s not to love? :)
www.caferabelais.com
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One of my favorite restaurants in Houston is Cafe Rabelais. The mussels, to die for. The frites, the best. And the profiteroles? Heaven sent. I went there for lunch last week and was lucky enough to snag a table with a perfect view of the dining room. A glass of Beaujolais, a vegetable/goat cheese sandwich on a crunch baguette,and sketching. What’s not to love? :)

www.caferabelais.com

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My favorite kind of drawing music… Knowing. Sad. Completely Beautiful.

Lush Life - Hartman & Coltrane

I went to Boheme late one night after work just to unwind. It had been a long week so I decided to go to my favorite local watering-hole for a beverage and some sketching. While I was there I noticed this very uncomfortable/indifferent couple sitting across the bar from me. Not sure what was going on but he looked bored out of his mind while she spent all of her time texting friends. Everyone has a story… I wonder what theirs is?
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I went to Boheme late one night after work just to unwind. It had been a long week so I decided to go to my favorite local watering-hole for a beverage and some sketching. While I was there I noticed this very uncomfortable/indifferent couple sitting across the bar from me. Not sure what was going on but he looked bored out of his mind while she spent all of her time texting friends. Everyone has a story… I wonder what theirs is?

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