Soak Squid on Ice, ink & watercolor

Soak Squid on Ice, ink & watercolor

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.

Hanging fowl, ink & watercolor

Hanging fowl, ink & watercolor

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.

Eggplant and Bitter Melon, ink & watercolor

Eggplant and Bitter Melon, ink & watercolor

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.

Dragon fruit, ink & watercolor

Dragon fruit, ink & watercolor

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.

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  1. Happy holidays, Jana! Thanks for all the inspiration this year and I hope you have a happy, healthy, and creative 2011!

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    • 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

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  2. love dragon fruit, nice to visit your blog

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  3. 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.

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