Week 1: Cornbread

It went pretty well apart from my attack of severe tendinitis. I had planned to do the plate the bread was on, but it was an octagonal plate and I couldn’t get the dimensions right. I had also planned to use a plaid tea towel in the background, but with the tendinitis I was lucky to get the main subject done.

This took me three hours. In time I hope to improve that and be able to add the details I want for a fuller composition. I should have used a paper template to protect the background when I spritzed the chocolate colour with a toothbrush.


I’m using a small cartouche using an Ouroboros stamp with the information for the weekly sketch inside.


The materials I used:

Faber-Castell HB pencil
Faber-Castell Polychromos coloured pencils
Prismacolor coloured pencils
Van Gogh tube watercolours
Staedtler Karat Aquarell watercolour pencils
Black Micron pen

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4 Responses to Week 1: Cornbread

  1. Beverly King says:

    My goodness, you are an excellent artist! The cornbread looks great (both the “real” and drawn versions). The ourboros stamp is a brilliant idea. 🙂 I’m still trying to dig out/find my art supplies, but haven’t given up on getting back into it.


    • Thanks Bev, some days I am a good artist but I don’t practice enough. I should have been able to dash off the plate the cornbread was sitting on and I couldn’t come to grips with it.

      So gradually I hope to improve to the point where everything I sketch looks like what it’s supposed to be.


  2. Beverly King says:

    What’s the second prompt? I can’t find the list anymore… Or are we supposed to come up with our own?


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