50 food drawings in 50 days
What food would you choose for your last meal? This is the question artist CJ Hendry asked death row inmates to illustrate her latest work, entitled "50 Food in 50 Days." After reading their responses, Hendry was inspired to draw 50 food pictures in the same time frame, at the rate of one picture per day.
The artist began her career in college when a friend encouraged her to trust her talent and develop her skills as a painter. Hendry listened to him and in order to have enough money to start, pay the rent and eat, he sold his clothes on eBay. Over time her unique style has become very popular. To achieve this, the author spends hours and hours shading her images with felt-tip pens until her drawings look hyperreal.
The process begins with a photo of the chosen theme, be it a juicy crab, scattered M & M's or a crunchy baguette. Hendry then measures the photo and begins to draw the image on a 75 x 75 canvas, using various shading techniques. In each of them you can invest from 15 hours to a couple of days. Each drawing costs $ 8,800.
The drawings that make up the "50 foods in 50 days" project have been a resounding success, selling all over the world, many times even before being painted. The truth is that there are some, like the octopus, that seem real and it even seems incredible that they have been painted in such a short time.
Via | Daily Mail
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