Wednesday, April 28, 2010

IF_Ahead

                                                                                                                          
This week my son has CRCT testing and because we homeschool we have to drive about 30 minutes away to a testing site at one of the colleges. It's the closest site we've ever been assigned to, but it still takes up most of the day, everyday. So for IF's theme this week I am posting a work in progress to represent Ahead. I am creating elements for a recipe/illo for They Draw and Cook. You could say I am planning ahead or that you need these ingredients to plan ahead if you are going to make this recipe, though it is only about half of theme so far... anyway Jack Foster(thanks Jack) mentioned that my illo of the Little Red Hen would be good for this week, it is a little further down the page(below the tutorial posts), I didn't want to post it again but she certainly had to plan ahead in the story. Thanks for visiting and as always thanks so much for taking the time to comment and feed my blog! : )

30 comments:

  1. Yum... looks good enough to eat. I especially like the onions and the pie crust :)

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  2. Goodness, Karen! These are absolutely marvelous!! You even got the reflection on the spoon...and the onion skin?? WOWWW!!(*O*)

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  3. I have never Illustrated food before, I think it is a whole new kind of ball game, I love the way you rendered the onions the skins look really convincing.

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  4. these are all incredible and the pastry is amazing.

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  5. They look delicious! Absolutely yummy!
    And the red hen is beautiful too!

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  6. Karen these are amazing! I love to draw food, almost as much as eating it, and these certainly look good enough to eat! Love all your amazing renderings and details. I really want to do this project, but need to do other stuff first, wow - great work!

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  7. Oh, I forgot to ask you, when you mentioned you (or your husband) has Native American heritage, which tribe?

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  8. Cherokee and Creek, Cherokee on my mothers side and Creek on my fathers.

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  9. lovely, I love the red hen too, Let us know when you post your draw and cook recipe! I can't wait to see!

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  10. They looks great!Your style is amazing,they seem so real:)

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  11. Oh can't wait for the finish! Jack's right, that hen would make a great addition to Draw and Cook, hehe I'm thinking of things to illustrate as well but havent buckled down an idea yet. Can't wait to see yours!

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  12. ..wow..beautiful..cool colors..

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  13. Hi Karen, I posted my thoughts about the illos at the 12WC clubhouse. That's cool you homeschool! I homeschool my 14yo as well! Is the test a state requirement? Our state requires testing also, but we can administer it ourselves or have a proctor. We have the choice of doing it through the school system or buying one ourselves. I order the test through Seton Catholic Homeschool. It costs $25 plus shipping, but it saves us in the long run on gas and time. Take care and see you on the 12WC boards. :)

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  14. Loni, my son it 14 too, and yes the test is required for 8th grade, we are doing virtual school this year, we actually have for the past 3 years, it takes a lot of pressure off of me and he is doing great. He's dyslexic so it works out really well for him. Thanks everyone for all the kind comments, I'm working on the mayo. :)

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  15. can't wait to see the recipe! I ADORE the red hen, and love the pattern on her!

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  16. Fantastical work Karen. Very professional. Not much I can say really except the work on the tomatoes is superb (they make me want to eat my lunch now and its only 10.00 am.

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  17. glad I made you hungry Andrew, that was exactly what I was going for!

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  18. These look tasty! Wonder what you're cooking up? Love the little red hen too!

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  19. Very nice! I love that cooking site, great inspiration.

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  20. Great work! I'm not surprised ;) The unions are my favorite, they really have dimension, not flat at all and great details as well!! And as a teacher I admire your devotion to homeschool your son!! It must feel very rewarding. Thumbs up and an apple for the teacher!!

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  21. Well, what could it be? Quiche? Spaghetti pie? I can't wait to find out! This is going to be fabulous-- I can't wait to make it. We're sure to love it-- it has a pie crust, after all!

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  22. Thanks everyone for all the kind comments; Leen I appreciate it and it is rewarding, he is dyslexic and has mild Aspergers so home school is a great fit for him. He is doing incredibly well. I actually home schooled my girls also. They each went back for a year during high school and decided they liked home school better. The middle one is still in college, she graduates at the end of the semester and is going on to graduate school. Can you tell how proud I am? ;)

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  23. Oooooh, this is excellent! I'm so excited. YAY, you're going to post a recipe on that fantastic site! Your spoon is amazing. And the onions are so realistic, my eyes are watering!

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  24. I can't wait to see your magnificent recipe! You already have my mouth watering with all those delicious veggies. This is fantastic! Wonderful work.

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  25. Karen I am amazed of your story about homeschooling your children! Such strength!!

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  26. you know, them tomatoes are really, really gorgeous. They seem so juicy — hot-house kind, you know? Beautiful stuff makes me hungry . . .

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  27. Justin, you make me laugh! Thank you, I promise to post something new soon!

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