Drawing Table for One

Drawing + food = the marriage of my two favorite obsessions
Whenever the temperature drops in Houston, the entire city breathes a sigh of relief. The entire city also comes out of hiding (from their air-conditioned homes) to finally enjoy the sunshine (without bursting into flames) and communicate with their fellowman. I too ventured into the great urban-outdoors to soak up some rays and enjoy the city’s sudden change. My perfect day - a great view, cool temps, a big glass of iced-tea (a totally win with vino), music playing in the background, and time to draw. :)
http://www.discoverygreen.com/dining/
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Whenever the temperature drops in Houston, the entire city breathes a sigh of relief. The entire city also comes out of hiding (from their air-conditioned homes) to finally enjoy the sunshine (without bursting into flames) and communicate with their fellowman. I too ventured into the great urban-outdoors to soak up some rays and enjoy the city’s sudden change. My perfect day - a great view, cool temps, a big glass of iced-tea (a totally win with vino), music playing in the background, and time to draw. :)

http://www.discoverygreen.com/dining/

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I’ve been super busy lately which means less time for chillin at my favorite cafes/watering-holes and sketching. I did this quick drawing right outside my back door on my little patio. It was nice relaxing in the shade and taking a minute just to breathe and draw. Break-time for the body and the spirit. :)
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I’ve been super busy lately which means less time for chillin at my favorite cafes/watering-holes and sketching. I did this quick drawing right outside my back door on my little patio. It was nice relaxing in the shade and taking a minute just to breathe and draw. Break-time for the body and the spirit. :)

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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.
www.sweetparis.com
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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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