Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summertime = S'mores!

"S'more, Deconstructed."
Prismacolor colored pencils on Stonehenge paper
(click to enlarge)

I don't care what the calendar says, once I've made this purchase at the grocery store, it's summer.

Nostalgic and gooey delicious, s'mores evoke memories of camping, backyard barbeques and family vacations. Seriously, I'll take a freshly made s'more over most desserts I've ever had.

My freshly toasted (in the kitchen) marshmallow models
This was a fun project. I started on black paper, but my marshmallow (drawn as seen from the top flat side - a bad idea) looked like a big overworked blotch and I decided to start again on white paper.

I've started drawing on Stonehenge paper and really love it—it'll take so many layers! I'd tried it a long time ago, and didn't care for it for some reason that I've long since forgottten, so I've stuck with my Strathmore Bristol for ages (and I have quite a supply of it, so I can't convert completely just yet!).

I played around with this a bit in Photoshop, and created this livelier layout and a square format that would fit nicely on a card. Which do you like best?


  1. Gimme me a bite... Fabulous !!

  2. MMMMMM....s'mores! Beautiful drawings! I like all the versions but I think my favorite is the first one with the items in a line. To me, it looks like a visual recipe that way! Stonehenge paper, eh? Never heard of it! I'll have to try to track some down and give it a try.

  3. It doesn't matter how many months it's been, I still drift back to this post and this drawing. I just love looking at each item and thinking about how they all come together. This is one of my all-time favorite Sarah drawings.