Before I started this illustration, all I knew about harpies was that they were monsters with women’s heads and birds’ bodies. Now I know that a city pigeon harpy makes a lot of sense. According to Wikipedia, harpies “steal food from their victims while they are eating…” and “Their name means ‘snatchers’.”
I wish I had known about this website sooner! They invite illustrators to draw their favorite recipes and submit them to the site for all the world to see. Most of them are easy to follow and I intend to try a few of them at home when I get the chance. One of the best things about the recipes is the variety of countries the artists come from: living in New York I always assume I’ve tried every kind of cuisine at least once, but I didn’t know about baleadas from Honduras until a year ago.
I was in a hurry to finish this by Oct. 10, because the site’s editors have a book deal, and they’re considering all recipes received by that date for publication. They have a huge number to sift through: find about about the project here.
I’m a real bird now!
Drawn in a mixture of watercolor and pencil. I added the pale blue tint in the background with GIMP, my first attempt at using this program to do subtle coloring. I am trying to switch over from Photoshop…
***Update: Hey hey, I’m Pick of the Week! Thanks guys!!