elephant recipe: tough skin, juicy heart


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i finished my elephant recipe last night at 4am. i spent a little over 14 hours drawing. most of the time was spent colouring the elephant. you can see the details by clicking the image.

after spending so long colouring the elephant ears, i didn’t want to screw up the orange. i’d never drawn an orange before, so i grabbed an orange from the kitchen and did a quick practice sketch. i usually don’t sketch anything, because the first time is always best anyway.

i’m eating a lot of oranges these days. i got a plastic orange peeler tool that i can wear on my thumb to score the tough skin of the orange. the tart sweet orange wakes me right up, even when i’m tired from drawing all night.

my new drawing’s called: “tough skin, juicy heart”. i’ll be showing it at the broadway art encounter, starting friday.

UPDATE: i’ve made prints of this drawing, and postcards, available in my SHOP.

here are some late night drawings, just after i finished drawing the orange. i was so relieved!

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Author: yuka

can you see this?

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