Recently, we had some friends to visit, and I made two strawberry tarts for dessert. Well, I say ‘made’, but it would be more accurate to describe the activity as ‘assembling’, given that I bought ready-made cases and used quick-jell to stick everything together. The strawberries were real…
I chose the black sketchbook again (I’m determined to fill it), and used my ancient box of Karisma coloured pencils. The old blog post on this link sums up what’s good about Karisma and I feel very lucky to have them in my arsenal.
I’d forgotten just how blendable they are, and this meant that I ran into trouble down the right hand side of the tart, where the blue I was using for shading got a bit out of control when combined with the white. But by the same token I was able to get the depth of colour into the quick-jell between the strawberries. My favourite area is the knife, especially where the handle meets the blade.
(P.S. My son ate the last slice for supper.)