Friday, 15 April 2011

1000 year old eggs

A quick sketch of a Chinese way of preserving eggs, the first time I've actually bought them!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg

This is one way I can live without but, makes a good drawing subject, although impossible to get the jelly-like consistency of the pi dan. The other black duck egg I thought would be the same but was extremely runny. (and much stronger egg smell than the other)



Scrambled, fried, omelettes and chocolate to follow.

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful sketches, Debra. I really like how you captured the transparent wrapping with the lettering on the eggs.

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  2. I bet they were a bit wiffy!
    Great egg work Debra...I'm looking forward to the chocolate one.

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  3. I'm playing catch-up, but I have to say your egg drawings are wonderful! I checked out the wikipedia link for the 1000 year eggs and found it very interesting. I don't think I'd try them, though ... for some reason they just don't seem to appeal to me. nancy

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  4. How did I get so behind on your posts?! You are prolific and all of the work is excellent. I think it is great how you did the wrappers and the fine lettering on them. Catching up, such excellent stuff, and most much harder, I am sure, than the one I am about to say, but I love the banana peel!!!

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  5. A friend and I tried the black ones when hiking in China. Can't say I liked it, too strong smell and taste.

    Great drawings.

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  6. Your work is so intriguing and unique! I think this should be framed and sold to a restaurant for their walls. Its wonderful!

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  7. i really liked looking at your various depictions of the eggs. nice work. you're quite right about those quail eggs in thailand. delicious!

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  8. your eggs are exquisite - are they gouache?

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  9. I kinda miss them actually, it's not like they taste good or anything... they look disgusting yeah, but the texture is something you can't replicate with anything else =) Beautifully drawn!

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  10. Thank you all for your kind comments...I've got to admit, I didn't eat them afterwards!

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  11. I have tried pickled eggs before and didn't like them. I don't think I'd like these types either. Great sketch tho.

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  12. Well, that was very interesting! Nice drawings as well. Fun to visit your blog. Thanks for your comment on the glass Koi pond.
    Continued success!

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  13. beautiful drawings ! what did you do with then afterwards?
    I must admit to throwing some sweets out after I have drawn them for a challenge

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Thanks for your comments everyone!