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Diana Lee
05-27-2014, 01:16 PM
I want to say AKA Little Green Brains! I do not like the taste of these, but what a great subject for art.

This is on a 5x7 board and colored with Ampersand Inks.

Kendall, in the image You can see where the sprout that is center bottom is not quite done. I have added many layers of ink and the state it is in now is some light scratching on the highlights, waiting for another layer of ink.

The sprout in the upper right is in the process of its first scratching, no ink.



05-27-2014, 02:10 PM
Here's a spot where we differ (believe it or not :lol: ) I like brussel sprouts...steamed and then sauteed with a little bacon...yum!

Yours are looking amazing!

Diana Lee
05-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Thank you Lorna! I think I might like them sauteed with a little bacon, (especially if you left out the Brussels Sprouts!)http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/5-rotflaugh.gif

05-27-2014, 02:39 PM
I think you and Lorna have a summer picnic or Farmer's Market started here. :)
Little brains? I may never look at them in the same way ever again!
I like seeing the various stages in this one, Diana. I working on getting color into things too so it's interesting to see what you're doing.

05-27-2014, 03:09 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-May-2014/11613-Laughin_My_Butt_Off.gif_small.gif @ Diana

05-27-2014, 03:42 PM
So realistic they look good to eat. Yum.

05-27-2014, 04:37 PM
Now that's how you scratch......

05-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Anything tastes better with bacon, except veggies. Hate veggies. This board is great Diana!

05-27-2014, 06:34 PM
I used to hate brussels sprouts, but now I love them roasted with a little oil, S&P, and balsamic vinegar. We used to call them baby cabbage heads.

Love your veggies... looking great!

Harry Seymour
05-27-2014, 08:51 PM
Don't like them but like this board.

05-28-2014, 12:12 AM
I'm with Ginger on these babies. They are wonderful roasted...mmm.. And the scratching is superb, as usual.

05-28-2014, 01:09 AM
I didn't like the little brains until I tried them roasted.

Great drawing of the un-roasted version, Diana!

05-28-2014, 04:08 AM
Diana Your hand has a built-in scanner ? Radish now this .

05-28-2014, 01:10 PM
Another wonderful work coming to life. Love them little brains, but never thought to draw them

Diana Lee
05-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Thanks Sande! I do enjoy adding color, but there is something about the black and white that really gets to me.
Lorna, you are such a goof!:heart:
Thank you Jenny!
Thanks Sue!
Thank you Cynthia!
Thanks Ginger!:wave:
Thank you Harry!
Thanks Hector!
Thank you Ann!:)
Thanks Venkat, what a great thing to say!:D
Thank you Nelvia!

I thought I was done, but when I look at it on the computer it looks like the bottom right sprout needs more color. I will probably do that, but unless there is a huge difference I may not post it.

I will include a couple of close ups as well.





05-28-2014, 08:09 PM
I've tried Brussels sprouts evey way imagineable--still don't like them at all.

BUT these are fantastic!!! Loved the radishes too! Amazing!

Margaret Dent
05-28-2014, 08:35 PM
It is simply amazing!

05-29-2014, 09:06 PM
Your closeups are almost as big as an actual 5x7 on my screen and they still look awesome! The whole piece? Tremendous!

05-30-2014, 11:33 AM
Only you can make brussel sprouts look so good! :)