Ranch 99 Asian Market is a great place to sketch on a dark rainy night. The delicate pink of these cleaned whole squids on crushed ice was the first thing to grab my attention. I Googled “soak squid” to see if it was a variety of squid but from what I read, I think it was pre-soaked in milk or buttermilk for several hours to tenderize it.
Even though I’ve sketched their hanging fowl before, there were a greater variety this time including one on the right that I thought looked like a rabbit.
I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the similar shapes but different colors piled beside each other. I was running out of time before we were to meet but still tried to draw each individual shape as they appeared rather than generalize.
The Dragon Fruit again grabbed my attention and one of these days I’ll get around to eating one. I fought the temptation to shop instead of sketching so didn’t bring anything home this time.
4 replies on “Ranch 99 Asian Market Sketches”
Happy holidays, Jana! Thanks for all the inspiration this year and I hope you have a happy, healthy, and creative 2011!
Ditto to you! And thanks for visiting and leaving comments. I always enjoy and appreciate hearing from you and seeing your work. Whenever I begin a self-portrait I think about yours and try (though usually fail) to channel your self-portrait mojo! Jana
love dragon fruit, nice to visit your blog
Great market sketches.
I always get sensory overload in markets and can’t decide what to draw. I should copy your example and focus on small sections.