Anonymous asked:

Been following you for a while now and your drawings are getting better and better. I'm wondering, do you usually base your drawings off of pictures or real food or do you work solely from imagination?

Thank you, Kind Anon. While drawing from life is definitely my preference, it’s a little difficult to do with perishable subjects like food. :) Usually I end up using a photo or even better 3 or 4 photos. And since the brain has a tricky way of distilling and flattening things, unless I’m doodling or brainstorming I pretty much always use some kind of reference. It’s the best way to both stay true to what’s actually there, and to heighten select colors and textures.

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Hey guys, I’m organizing a medical fundraiser for my brother Kevin who was born with a rare genetic disorder called Ectodermal Dysplasia that effects the development of teeth, hair and sweat glandsEven though he’s 23, Kevin has no adult teeth of his own and is in desperate need of one final surgery to install a permanent set of dental prosthetics. Even though this surgery is a medical necessity, insurance has refused to cover the substantial cost of the operation. So, I am asking for help on behalf of my little brother. He’s one of my closest friends, and it breaks my heart to see him struggling with basic elements of life like eating and smiling all because he was born without teeth. If you are able to help by sharing or giving, please doEvery cent counts and every reblog helps to get the word out about this condition. xx

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Anonymous asked:

I realize this is a stupid question but what is the stuff called that you put over your colored pencil to give it that kinda like watercolor effect?

Hi Anon, your second message is correct - that stuff is indeed just water. I also use gouache (which is like an opaque watercolor), soft core pencils and some other stuff too. You can find a detailed list here, and some other info on process here. xx

notcleverusername asked:

You are extremely talented. May I ask why you like to draw Pie so much? It is also pretty cool that you are attached to your lineage the way you are. It is nice to have a good sense about what got you here in the first place. I stem from more of the fringes so its auite a bit more difficult to trace alot of things, In this way I am sort of envious. Anyway, May I also please "Follow" your tumblr? It is very nice. Also boston is awsome. I have never been, but i Have alwayst loved the people I met.
I like to draw pie because it’s one of those foods that has so many memories and feelings attached to it. Pie also has a combination of some of my favorite textures - sticky/drippy and shiny/crackly - these are both super fun to draw. 
In terms of what got me here in the first place, that’s something I think about quite a bit. Family and lineage is definitely a part of it, but there have been other really formative things too - health/illness, moving, atypical childhood experiences. I’m still figuring out how all of those pieces fit together.
And I have to agree with you - Boston is awesome. I’m originally from California, but I’ve grown to really love it here. 
Thank you for the kind and thoughtful words. 
Kendyll