Posts Tagged ‘sharpie’
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
This one is for my friend Caroline, who didn’t precisely prompt it but will understand why it’s for her. I like the bright little flowers coming out of the spiky gorse greenery, plus, it was fun to draw.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
It’s Tentacle Tuesday and Sharpie Week, and so you get this utter weirdness as prompted by my friend Nathan. All right, the blueberry pancake shield and butter knife were all me, but the rest was all his idea. Which I drew, because of reasons.
Monday, July 1st, 2013
I’m going to be off for most of this week, and I’ve been running behind for most of the past couple of weeks before this, so you get a Sharpie Week! I asked for prompts on various venues, and this was sort of my friend Kira’s idea. She asked for an owl, and I’m the one who decided it needed to be a hungover owl. I mean, it is Monday.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
That’s right, ice cream bread. This is actually the simplest recipe I’ve ever posted or probably even made, so it’s ridiculous that I drew three pictures for it, which is why you’re getting this extra text at the top. Seriously, super easy.
The result is a bit like a cross between a quick bread (eg banana bread) and a cupcake. Fluffy, sweet, and really delicious.
Preheat oven to 350F. Lubricate a loaf pan with spray oil or butter or whatever. There, now you’ve prepped.
Take one pint of slightly melty ice cream, add to 1.5 cups of self-rising flour. The self-rising is very important here, or else you will not get delicious fluffy bread. If you don’t have self-rising flour you can readily google the way to make your own by adding baking powder/soda and salt in the appropriate quantities.
I used my Kitchenaid Mixer to mix it all up, because the ice cream was still pretty frozen at that point. Mix until the flour is all wet, into a rather cold, sticky, thick batter. Put that in the pan you already oiled up. Bake for 45 minutes or so, until the top is starting to get golden brown and delicious. Cool a bit before you try to turn it out of the pan, or it will all fall apart.
One caveat in choosing ice cream flavors is to really think about the fact that this is going into a hot oven. Cookie dough ice cream, for instance, will probably not be so great once the cookie dough gets half-baked inside the bread. Ben & Jerry’s Peach Cobbler, however, was awesome.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Oil or butter a loaf pan.
- 1 pint of ice cream added to 1.5 cups of self-rising flour.
- Bake for 45 min or until golden brown and delicious.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
The tentacles are back, and it’s even Tuesday! This piece started with the crosshatched background in black Sharpie marker, and then watercolor in layers on top of it. The tentacles themselves are thickly scribbled on, so the iridescent paint has a bit of texture to it where it floats atop the watery teal wash.
Tentacle Deeps 47, 8″x8″ iridescent watercolor and Sharpie marker on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the sunlight reflecting purple off the iridescent tentacles, and the metallic golden bubbles floating serenely nearby. Below, you can see the piece in a frame on my wall, though without the helpful iPhone which for some reason doesn’t yet come with an anti-gravity feature.
Sunday, June 17th, 2012
And so Sharpie Week comes to a close on a Goth sort of note, with a little spiderweb out of my sketchbook done in black fine point Sharpie.
I hope you are all having a cool and relaxing Sunday, and that the weather apps aren’t lying to me and today is cool for me, as well. Whew.
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
Dance your cares away, it’s Saturday! A generic Fraggle for those of you who actually remember Fraggle Rock.
My favorite character on that show is, of course, Mokey Fraggle. Who’s yours?
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