Saturday, September 24, 2016

Avocado, fountain pen inks, journal sketch

avocado journal page


I love avocados. They are a quick meal. I came across Rachel Ray's tip of keeping a halved avocado fresh by storing the avocado with garlic. It's rare when I don't use the whole avocado but the tip inspired me to use my private reserve avocado ink to draw an avocado.


avocado, journal page, private reserve, j herbin inks


I traced out the avocado and seed first with de atratmentis document yellow. I used J Herbin Cacao de Chypre to color the seed and write out the words.


noodlers creeper fountain pen, j herbin cacao de chypre ink


The halved avocado will be left with a garlic flavor. If you don't want that, just skim off a thin layer of the avocado to get rid of the garlic taste.

Here in the States, Autumn has officially began, and it's off to a beautiful start.



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12 comments:

  1. I'll have to share this tip with my husband as he often has a half avocado left and always dealing with it turning brown. Fun sketch of an avocado in your sketchbook! :)

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  2. A great sketch and a handy kitchen tip. You just never know where you are going to learn something. I love playing around with inks like this.

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  3. Great sketch, wonder if this tip really works.

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  4. I like the crosshatching on the avocado. The addition of the cursive writing makes a really cute illustration.

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  5. unique illustration of an ordinary piece ~ lovely ~

    Have a great week ~ ^_^

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  6. really nice sketch :) the lines work really well :)

    I've never had an avocado, just don't look good to me lol

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  7. It's great to learn that I can prevent avocado from becoming brown with some garlic. And it's so lovely how you have illustrated this good advice! Many thanks for sharing it.

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  8. lovely drawing! and thanks for the tip. everyone once in a while, i have leftover avocado. this will come in handy.

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  9. Great sketch and thanks for the tip...I hadn't heard of that one. :)

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  10. Wonderful drawing ~ such great energy in that avocado!

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  11. avocado ink? did you make it? our of the pit or skin?
    fun drawing. I love avocados and miss them from when i lived in Calif. here they are shipped and not usually very good.

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