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Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:41 PM

One of my color pencil drawings of vegetables

Food from Mexico


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Reply One of my color pencil drawings of vegetables (Original post)
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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:48 PM

1. Foods that people currently eat in Mexico, or that originated there?

 

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Response to braddy (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:51 PM

4. Mexican cuisine foods

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Response to lunatica (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:26 PM

99. avocados

n/t

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #99)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:59 PM

100. For guacamole!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:48 PM

2. Excellent

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:54 PM

29. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:49 PM

3. Very ....

Nice

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:51 PM

5. Nicely done!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:52 PM

6. Outstanding artistry! 😍

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:54 PM

7. Stunning. I love CP work.nt.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:24 PM

20. I love drawings too

To me they are just as finished and good as paintings. It was Da Vinciís drawings that inspired me to draw.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 03:59 PM

8. Very nice!

My eyes feasted on your flair and style. The proportions and framing are skillful and pleasing and your use of pencils coloring is quite developed.

Thanks!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:16 PM

18. I did a series of these mainly to develop my coloring pencil skill.

Iím pretty satisfied with them.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:01 PM

9. Luna! That's crazy good! Must be nice to have talent!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:06 PM

12. It is nice

But thereís some serious heartbreak when you canít make a living from it.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:04 PM

10. Beautiful!

Very impressive!

Recommended.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:10 PM

16. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:04 PM

11. Ready to cook up a spicey black bean and vegie soup

 

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Response to Miigwech (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:14 PM

17. Chile picante con nopalitos y calabacitas.

Hot salsa with cactus and zucchini. Yum!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 03:29 PM

106. You are making me hungry

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:06 PM

13. Very nice!

I really like how you outlined everything. It has a really nice effect.

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Response to Silver1 (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:08 PM

15. I didn't do it on all the drawings in that series.

But I like the effect too.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:06 PM

14. Wow, that's gorgeous!

Your rendering and your design, both very well done!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:21 PM

19. That is SO beautiful. I wish I could do that. How did you come to be able to do that?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:26 PM

21. A lot of practice and the willingness to draw crappy stuff.



For every work an artist shows you there are a hundred we throw away as crap.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:45 PM

24. Thanks for the reality of the artist's life. Doing crap stuff must be satisfying on

one level, frustrating on another. Do you make a living at this? Or is it a kind of avocation?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:50 PM

25. No, I don't make a living at it

But over the years people have purchased or commissioned my artwork. There was a time when I did some commercial art. I had to get ďreal jobĒ in order to make a living.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:52 PM

27. Would you be for Yang's UBI so this could be your real job?

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Response to ancianita (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:58 PM

30. I do happen to think he's onto our future way of making an income

Otherwise all those companies who hire robots to replace people wonít have anyone to buy their stuff. Except for rich people. All 700 families who are rich now. Not exactly a large market.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:04 PM

33. I hear you.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:38 PM

22. Excellent work!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:43 PM

23. nice drawings

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:51 PM

26. Wonderful

You are very talented. Do you show anywhere? If not, you certainly should.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:53 PM

28. Wow, that's great!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 04:58 PM

31. Really nice!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:00 PM

32. Love it n/t

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:06 PM

34. Excellent!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:07 PM

35. Really beautiful, Judith!!!

So what's for dinner???

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Response to TruthAlwaysWins (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:17 PM

37. Frijoles con salsa picante y nopalitos.

Yum! You bring the tequila!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:08 PM

36. That's very nice!

What kind of paper or surface do you use?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:20 PM

38. Somewhat sturdy white smooth surface paper

I like the smooth surface for these because the colors blend well.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #38)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:29 PM

43. Thanks.

I have favorite papers for printing and whatnot but I haven't really considered what would work best for pencil. Normally I use them in those cool coloring books that have mandalas and such. I have a big box of them and I want to enjoy them this winter so I'm getting my supplies lined up. All I need is paper.

There's a nice art supply store in town and the owner is a painter but keeps a good stock of pencils too. I buy my printing supplies from her. I like the place, it's old, in an old storefront where the floors creak... it's rather inspiring.

I like your work, nice blend of color and texture, made me curious about the surface.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:34 PM

44. The surface of the paper is everything!

I like to draw with a lot of blending and I like the blending to be very soft and smooth so I apply the each color very lightly and then use another and another color over it to get the hue I want. Prismacolor has one pencil used only to blend the colors together. I recommend you get it and try it out if you want smooth blending.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:44 PM

47. Oh that sounds like a must have item!

I do the overlay technique with watercolor. I layer each color on then go back after its all dry and use a light wetting then remove excess paint to get the blends. Pencil is a rather hard substance so it certainly needs some kind of something for smoothing. That sounds great. I'm sure the art store will have it. She seems to have everything but Bestine.

That's a great tip, thanks.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:26 PM

39. Great job!

Last edited Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:56 PM - Edit history (1)

You're exactly a splash of lime juice and a Cuisinart away from a fine salsa!

Edited because when I read it I recognized that your and you're different things-sometimes I spell poorly and sometimes just two, whoops-to, whoops TOO fast, Damn it!

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Response to flotsam (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:35 PM

45. Bring the margaritas and we'll make it a party!

In Mexico it only takes two people to start a block party!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #45)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:53 PM

50. You entice me, and unfairly so...

Since you will now invade my dreams, you vixen!

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Response to flotsam (Reply #50)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:56 PM

51. You're a foodie aren't you.

Come to think about it, I did start eating more vegetables after drawing them!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #51)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:25 PM

58. I am a twisted foodie...

as opposed to a purist. I'll need time to explain it but I think my rationale is valid. First I should say I love low cuisine-I have spent a ton of time seeking excellence in burgers and hot dogs and succeeded to at least the degree of a successful food trailer as proof of success-it was mine for six years at a time when 90% of all food startups fail in the first three years. I chose the closing only when my partner became ill.

So I worked in low cuisine. I would rather serve a fine hot dog than a mediocre steak. We had chilidogs-my partner had worked the grill at a Connecticut bar that was on chili dog bus tours (and yes-that's a real thing) and we worked in my kitchen for six months to first approach it and finally to (I believe) exceed it. We advertised having the best chili dogs in the state and offered a refund to anyone who claimed a competitor had a better one-in three years only one patron challenged that and only stated he made a better one at home...In burgers it was just beef and making sure the toppings were fresh. We had two specialty burgers-one with sauteed Portobello caps and Sargento aged Swiss cheese and then an apple cider cured bacon and blue cheese burger.

So my thing was doing the basics as close to perfection as was ever achieved in a lunch for $5. Well-if you bought a specialty burger, fries, and a canned soda it was $5.75...

But I digress. I'm a kind of foodie and your drawing was alluring.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #58)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:39 PM

62. You made my mouth water!

Iíve been lucky enough to eat the food that is ethnic and has been cooked for hundreds of years in their respective countries. If I were to say what is the food I crave most there would be quite a few, but hamburgers are right up there in the top five!

Itís nice to try all kinds of cuisine and to enjoy it immensely, but when you find that the food you miss and crave is low cuisine youíre truly a lucky human being.

I grew up on Mexican food so itís on my crave column a lot!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #62)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:10 PM

70. My actual first chili was a shock

as served by a friend's father in Colorado-I come from Connecticut where beans and tomatoes rule in a "con carne" amalgam that was the norm-a serving of flame charred naked chili peppers was quite a wake up. I don't truly know Mexican food because making a pizza or a chicken Marsala here never truly informs either Italian or French cuisine and what I know of a taco or tamale as delivered in New Hampshire may be tasty without being close to a truth.

Here's the thing. If you can buy the hype that the things you buy are "Korean" or "Indian" or "Thai" or whatever you can get just a tiny bit of what their spice ethic is...what you get will most likely contain more meat than the cuisine favors and also substitution of more available local vegetables, but in their own ridiculous way they give a hint.

Food is a wonderful world. Umami is important. Cumin and sazon rule.It's hard to screw up chicken.

Authentic is both important and hard to come by. Striving for new flavors is important. I rest my rant

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Response to flotsam (Reply #70)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:13 PM

71. Thanks for taking the time to talk about food!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #71)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:36 PM

74. I enjoyed it

I hope I didn't step wrong. I love artistic ladies and could discuss food forever. Mostly your southwestern theme reminds me of places I've never been and regret not having done so. It also reminds me of youthful engagements with other artistic ladies. I found them ethereal and enticing and mysterious. So you draw vegetables, but you seek something unnamed.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #74)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:04 PM

75. The culinary arts are art too.

The people who experiment in their art of choice are the real talent.

But I must say that in the last generation or so ethnic cooking has really made a positive impact. Itís just one of the amazing side effects of our great American tapestry. Restaurant owners are the very immigrants who are opening restaurants and cooking genuine cuisine. The imports of the international spices and ingredients has really improved.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:26 PM

40. Beautiful!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:28 PM

41. That's gorgeous.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:28 PM

42. Gorgeous!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:37 PM

46. Nicely done!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:49 PM

48. Take a bow!

Wonderful~

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Response to democrank (Reply #48)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:51 PM

49. Thanks!

OK!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 05:59 PM

52. Beautiful work!

Wish I was that talented.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:02 PM

53. Wow.. that is so Good! Amazing

you drew all those little beans!

I love food from Mexico! Gracias, lunatica!

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Response to Cha (Reply #53)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:18 PM

56. Thanks Cha!

and thanks for mentioning the beans! I was hoping someone would say something.

De nada!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:29 PM

60. Omg, Si!

You have so much talent, focus, and patience.. I'm in awe!

Los Frijoles are what make it even more unique.. And, the napales!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:05 PM

54. OMG, beautiful

This would look good in a cookbook, on a notecard, or on a calendar page -- or in a frame on the wall!! Great job.

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Response to klook (Reply #54)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:22 PM

57. I have two of the five I drew on my kitchen wall.

I gave the others away to friends.

But all your location suggestions are good. I hadnít thought of a cookbook. Good idea. Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:10 PM

55. i dabble with color pencil drawings. done about 100 or so.

I'm not to your level tho. Beautiful work!

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #55)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:29 PM

59. You shouldn't look at art as being on any level

Art is so personal that creating it is already producing a work of art. If it is genuine even a stick figure can stab your heart with awe!

I would miss so much beauty and passion if I judged it!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #59)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:08 PM

69. um ok. :/

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:37 PM

61. Very nice, thanks for sharing with us!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #61)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:41 PM

63. Thanks for appreciating it!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:41 PM

64. Fantastic! I had no idea you were an artist!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:47 PM

65. There's so much to love in your drawing.

I'm digging the tomatillos, the squash blossom and that feisty habanero (or is it a scotch bonnet?) at the bottom. Lovely piece, lunatica.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #65)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:53 PM

67. Salsa verde is my favorite, and I love to cook with it.

The Chileís are Chile piquin, Chile verde and a jalapeŮo. Iím not sure what the round chile is.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:48 PM

66. Wow. That is fantastic!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 06:58 PM

68. Lovely

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:30 PM

72. This reminds me of seed catalogs and calendars I have received. Your work is quite good.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 07:33 PM

73. Wonderous to behold.

I will be thinking of this now, December, January, February, March, April, May, June and July.

A feast for the eyes, now through next July.

A gustatory feast, next August through next October.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:21 PM

76. Wow! You are super talented!

Thanks for sharing.🌞

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:27 PM

77. Your shading on the prickly pear and...

...zucchini is perfect.

I feel like I could reach in and pick them up.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #77)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:34 PM

78. Thank you

The zucchini required a completely different application. Itís the only vegetable that I drew by using tiny strokes in various colors and shades. The blending was done by applying layers of tiny strikes.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:34 PM

79. Oh,... yum,... looks delicious....

I'll take the tomatoes, the black beans, the sweet & hot peppers, the onions, and what is that up around the top - mushrooms or garlic cloves ? (On the phone now not the laptop - picture small.)

That would all make a delightful warm chili.
Hate to see anything go to waste.





Nice work on the pencil drawing. Got my appetite going.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #79)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:39 PM

80. They're green tomatillos

On the vine they are wrapped in a slightly transparent gauze like covering that you peel off before you make green salsa out of it. Theyíre in the tomato family.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #80)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 08:46 PM

81. Well thank you for the response,...

I love red or green salsa,...

Never made the green. Will have to keep an eye out for the tomatillos, and make a batch.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #81)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 09:16 PM

82. You make it the same way you make red tomato salsa

The difference is that you boil the whole tomatillos just enough to soften the pulp. Then when you mix all the ingredients you add chopped cilantro.

In any case you can see it on YouTube.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:29 PM

83. "Pretty good!"...

says the kid who flunked first-grade coloring so he could read about relativistic astrophysics......

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Response to lastlib (Reply #83)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:48 PM

84. LOL!

Well I can render the stars in acrylic paint on canvas but you have to find them first!

ďPretty goodĒ is good enough for me. Thanks!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:52 PM

85. Where can I buy your stuff? nt

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #85)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:21 AM

98. I haven't sold anything for over a decade

and then I was commissioned to do a couple of paintings by my manager. To tell the truth I wouldnít know where to start. I have a photobucket account which is so I can post here and thatís it. Photobucket does create photographs or posters or copies on canvas in a lot of sizes, which Iíve used, for an incredibly low charge.

I really have no idea what to do.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:59 PM

86. I love tomatoes! This is really well done!

Thank you for sharing - makes me want to have a Mexican vegetable plate! I could really go for a corn/bean salad seasoned with some nice peppers, and a plate of nice fresh squash and tomatoes. That's great food!

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #86)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:08 PM

87. Well that's high praise indeed!

I consider my drawing a success!

Now you made me hungry.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:21 PM

88. Gorgeous!!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:24 PM

89. You let fruit (tomatoes) sneak into your drawing of vegetables!

Nice work.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #89)

Fri Nov 22, 2019, 11:31 PM

90. You can't make salsa without them!

If you donít have salsa why bother?!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:26 AM

91. Pero porque no hay cebollas? Necesitas cebollas para salsa.

Es ajo, verdad?

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Response to redqueen (Reply #91)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 12:45 AM

92. Es cebolla!

HabŪan ya tantas cosas en el dibujo que no podŪa poner mas y mantener el balance. Falta ajo, chayote, papas, aguacate y mŠs verduras.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #92)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 01:02 AM

93. Entiendo..

Hay tomatillos, esta bien.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 07:42 AM

94. Oh. My. Zeus. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 08:20 AM

95. Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 10:02 AM

96. You are very talented!

It's so pretty & colorful!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 11:10 AM

97. BEAUTIFUL! Would be a wonderful piece for a kitchen or dining room.

It's enough to make me hungry! Very well done.

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #97)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 01:02 PM

101. I have two of them hanging in my kitchen

I drew a total of 5 pictures of vegetables. All different, of course.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 03:01 PM

102. It's beautiful, lunatica

From the theme to the vibrant colors. I like how theyíre arranged. I would totally display it in my house - give Etsy a try?

And, am reminded that I havenít had nopalitos in a while, and need to fix that.

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Response to Mersky (Reply #102)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 03:04 PM

103. It seems to have made quite a few people hungry

Iíll relax and take that as a compliment. Thank you!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #103)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 03:10 PM

104. If you knew how much I enjoy good food, then

Please, absolutely know itís a compliment. Is a way more interesting still life than the standard scenes - therein is the point about theme.


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Response to Mersky (Reply #104)

Sat Nov 23, 2019, 03:16 PM

105. Thanks!

I deliberately avoided the still life look. Just a bunch of vegetables seen from above. The scattered frijoles are to show some indication that the vegetables are on a surface, and to show one more staple Mexican ingredient.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 03:04 AM

107. Gorgeous!! And beautiful composition! Just WOW!!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 12:02 PM

108. Very nice!

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sun Nov 24, 2019, 12:36 PM

109. So beautiful , lunatica...this is wonderful...

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 12:10 AM

110. Beautiful.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 04:50 PM

111. Beautiful! I didn't know such detail was possible with colored pencil.

I'll have to try them sometime.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #111)

Sat Nov 30, 2019, 04:54 PM

112. Layering from very light colors to dark colors

And using various shades of each color.

I also found that prismacolor has one pencil you can use to blend the colors once you apply them. Itís a real treasure! It isnít any color but it does a great job.

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