Illustration Daily: Pie

Happy New Year! Tomorrow is January 1st, a whole new year, a whole new month, and a whole new topic: Animals. I just want to take a second to thank everyone that has liked, shared, and commented on my posts. Your support is deeply appreciated. To close out December’s topic: Food, we have pie. I love pie, but I hate math. (Sorry, math.) So, I tried to combine pie with pi. Here is Archimedes, who derived the earliest approximation of pi, eating some delicious pie.

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Pie, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Chips and Salsa

I love how many weird official state things there are. Today’s topic: chips and salsa, is the official state snack of Texas. If you want to find more state symbols and and such check out this website.

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Chips and Salsa, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Pears

So, I tend to do a little research on my daily topics to either learn something new or to confirm some bit of trivia that’s bouncing about in my head. I was surprised to find when looking at pears that there is an entire book devoted to pears (called The Book of Pears, unsurprisingly), and it actually looks pretty interesting. I’ve been tossing around the idea of a hair-basket for a while, so it was fun to finally draw it.

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Pears, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Fish

Fish is not my favorite food, and fishing doesn’t seem to this girl’s favorite activity. If fish is your favorite, be sure to read this article on the Thai fishing industry and it’s problem with slavery and be mindful about supporting companies that use ethical labor.

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Fish, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Bell Pepper

I’ve always loved bell peppers for their intense colors, but it was only as an adult that I came to love them as food. (Thanks, Jes!) The fairy here is using the hollow of the pepper a little hideout.

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Bell Pepper, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Pizza

The word ‘pizza’ dates back at least 1000 years, where it was found in Latin text from Italy. More interesting facts about pizza can be found here. This little guy is pretty stoked about getting the last slice.

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Pizza, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Doughnuts

Merry Christmas! Here is a deer with doughnuts on his antlers. Since that makes no sense, here is an unrelated doughnut fact. During World War I Salvation Army workers would deliver doughnuts with coffee to the soldiers in the trenches.

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Doughnuts, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Cookies

A little more Christmas. This little girl was doing her best to stay up for Santa, but just couldn’t make it. Santa better hurry up though, because that cat looks mischievous. This got me thinking about why the tradition of leaving milk and cookies for Santa exists, this article has a good overview.

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Cookies, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Candy

A little bit of Christmas, since the holiday is sneaking up so quickly. I love that candy canes have such a interesting array of mythology around them, there are quite a few stories that try to explain the origin of the candy cane or assign some religious connotations to the shape and colors. However, none of these stories have any real credence. That doesn’t make them any less tasty though.

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Illustration Daily: Pork

I’ve always been fascinated and confused by those advertisements that have the animal promoting the meat that they are. Why is chicken trying to get you to eat chicken? And why is this pig trying to get you to eat a ham? Or is he about to eat the ham? Silly cannibal-pig, that’s not good for you.

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Pork, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Celery

A little bit of monochrome with this piece. Celery is, of course, a healthy food, and as far back as 30 AD celery seed was used in compounds to relieve pain. It also contains compounds that have been effective in lowering blood pressure. Not bad for a vegetable.

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Celery, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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Illustration Daily: Rice

Got a few minutes? Check out Free Rice, a charity that fights hunger through education. For every question you answer correctly on their site (and they have loads of subjects), they donate 10 grains of rice through the United Nations World Food Programme. Its free, fun and easy.

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Rice, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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