The Last Piece

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…

Strawberry Tart pencil 2Anyway, the tarts got eaten, save for the last piece. And here it is, immortalised a couple of days after – still in its aluminium tray. What a give-away!

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.)

9 thoughts on “The Last Piece

  1. Drawing on black paper is always fun. I personally always preferred working on a dark background rather than a white one! Love the pie tray best here. And i actually really enjoy the blue. It doesn’t seem out of place at all, since the metallic surface could be reflecting any number of colours. Nice one! I’m hungry now, though.

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    • Oh, it’s nice to meet a fellow dark background fan! I remember I really enjoyed making this picture (and eating the tart) – soon be strawberry time again here. Hope you find a slice! 🙂

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      • Dark background fanclub! It does just seem more natural to me to start with dark and add light.
        Yum! Yes, i hope i find a slice, too! Failing that, there’s always chocolate to fall back on for my sweet cravings 🙂

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      • Chocolate vampires of the dark background fanclub… I’m one too. Ec Kindle von Chin (a name sadly truncated due to lack of a middle name). Still smiling from your post. 🙂

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      • haha, that name sounds like a philosopher, or an emperor from the future, or just someone who writes interesting and controversial essays.
        Always good to have more smiles in the world! 🙂

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