2011-03-06

My Experimental Night




I just baked something very experimental - an overly healthy pear & oatmeal cake with no sugar, fat or gluten. I know... it sounds so strange and I take full credit for inventing it: lots of chopped pears, whole oatmeal, oat flour, ground almonds, skim milk, plain 2% yogurt, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, baking soda & baking powder.

My mom had the first slice and she approved (I passed the big test!). My boyfriend had the second slice and he approved also (but of course he has to! ;P ). I had the third slice and I am so proud of myself tonight.

One other thing I am proud of! Here is a small illustration for this week. As you might know, my primary and most favourite tool to draw with is a fine black pen. I am trying to expand my horizons and learn some new techniques, so I bought a really educational art book called "Creating Textures in Pen & Ink With Watercolor" by Claudia Nice.




I am far from mastering the textures yet, but here is a start. Sketched with a black pen, coloured with my beloved Corel Painter 11 and Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet.

I hope you tried doing something new lately too?

x

Genya


11 comments:

  1. Hey,
    I found you blog on bloglovin.
    I love your little illustrations! Wish I could draw like that!
    Wanna check out my blog?
    www.annagoense.nl
    If you follow me I'll follow you back
    xoxo

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  2. genya, share recipe @ next brunch!

    loving the illustration. totally seeing it as a cameo on a hairband :)

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  3. You are posting again *-*
    I love you illustration!
    xoxo

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  4. Hello =)
    I love your blog and your illustrations.
    If you want to publish on my blog your illustrations write me welovefur@gmail.com
    www.welovefur.blogspot.com
    with love
    Samantha

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  5. I loved her illustrations
    kisses

    http://munamo.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thalita TrasferetiWed Jun 29, 12:41:00 PM EDT

    I loved your draws! I'm a fan, you're awesome!

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  7. what a lovely blog! your illustrations are just adorable!!! :)

    xx,
    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' personal style blog

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  8. Just noticed, that post is from March. why you stopped blogging? :(

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  9. Gennya!!!
    I´ve sent you an email on behalf of my online stoe: Boutique de Achados. Did you receive it?
    Kisses
    Carmen Martins

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  10. i love your illustrations ;)

    http://ladytrendy.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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Thanks a lot for your comments!