Etegami (e= "picture"; tegami= "letter/message") are simple drawings accompanied by a few apt words. They are usually done on postcards so that they can be easily mailed off to one's friends. Though etegami has few hard-and-fast rules, traditional tools and materials include writing brushes, sumi ink, blocks of water-soluble, mineral-based pigments called gansai, and washi postcards that have varying degrees of "bleed." They often depict some ordinary item from everyday life, especially items that bring a particular season to mind.
Great recipes Deb! Good luck on the fig contest! Your style is a natural for recipes.ReplyDelete
Hi Deb, is the sauce cooked? Love the colour of the figs. BTW, I got the cards today, thanks, re the Valentines one, does this mean we are engaged?LOLReplyDelete
@Carole, This is actually the first recipe I've ever illustrated that isn't my own. (We can't get fresh figs here, and I haven't had a chance to try the recipe.) The recipe I used didn't say to cook the sauce. But if you make it, will you let me know if it needs cooking? I will have to adjust the illustration if that is the case.ReplyDelete
Thanks for letting me borrow the catnap card for a while. No, we aren't engaged, but I can blow you a kiss >>>333
Got it! :)ReplyDelete
Re the figs (my favourite fruit), I grew some this year but they are finished and the ones in the shops are soo expensive so will have to wait until next year but may be able to apply the sauce to another fruit.
Hi, got to your link from They Draw and Cook site.ReplyDelete
Instantly fell in love with your "Figs with Sesame Sauce" illustrated recipe!! Veryyy nice illustration & colors, well composited. Awesome style :)