Wordless Wednesday

"The High Ground" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/8 sec, ISO1600
“The High Ground” Cedar Park, 2018
"Concert Uke" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Concert Uke” Cedar Park, 2018

Vietnamese-style Chicken

"Vietnamese Chicken" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 135mm, f/1, 1/120 sec, ISO400
“Vietnamese Chicken” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

So many food photos, I know, but hey, we eat every day so it’s a huge part of our lives. 😊 Tonight’s dinner was a Vietnamese-style grilled chicken, with marinated carrot and daikon, greens, and rice.

We’ve been using a Char-Broil TRU Infrared grill for a couple years now, and it’s been pretty good. It heats up quickly and we can be cooking in a couple minutes which is super-convenient. So for tonight’s chicken, we got to enjoy that wonderful grilled, smoky flavor without the wait. This grill is highly recommended for a small family.

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Rainy Monday

"Rainy Monday" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.5, 1/200 sec, ISO400
“Rainy Monday” Austin, 2018

Sure, we need the rain, but it was a little excessive today! 😝☔

Korean Dinner and Dessert

"Korean BBQ" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, ISO1600
“Korean BBQ” Austin, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight Mariko and I went to a Chosun Korean BBQ restaurant for some yummy meat and side dishes. Honestly, the meat was just okay but I love the side dishes and we ate so much! For the two of us, we ordered two meat dishes which was plenty. The service was really fast and friendly, which surprised me because in the past it wasn’t so great, but this time I really enjoyed the full-service cooking, and when we asked for refills of a few side dishes, they came out quickly and the quantity was even more than the first plate. Very good! I ate so many jalapeños and garlic bulbs with the meat, though, that I am worried about talking to my coworkers tomorrow. 😬

After Chosun, we went to the newly-opened Snowy Village Dessert Café for some Korean “Patibing” shave ice. I don’t have a big sweet tooth but it was really yummy! We also ordered a taiyaki, which was a bit more like crepe than a Japanese taiyaki. But it was still delicious. 😀

"Patingsu" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Patingsu” Austin, 2018
"Taiyaki Bread" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO250
“Taiyaki Bread” Austin, 2018

When we came home, Mariko watched an episode of a Korean drama, which seemed appropriate after eating so much Korean food. Overall, a great evening!

またね~

Karaage Time

"Karaage" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/55 sec, ISO1600
“Karaage” Cedar Park, 2018

Love the JFC! ❤️🍗🇯🇵

Sketch from Reference Photo

"All Black" 2018
“All Black” 2018

Last week I finished this sketch, but I hadn’t posted about it until today. It started off from a reference photo that I drew from, then I brought it into Illustrator to outline and refine. The pose started off just like the original photo, but I ended up changing it up a bit, also the facial features are different, as well as the hairstyle. I have been thinking about how “original” it has to be to be called your own artwork. I guess it’s a different medium, I’ve altered the pose so it might be enough. Anyways, these are more for practice and not for profit, so I’m not so worried about it. However, I’d like to not use other people’s photos except for practice.

I’ve been adding a little more detail to the eyes while keeping similar shapes as my previous sketches. I guess I like to keep things that work for me and build off of that.

"Eye Work" 2018
“Eye Work” 2018

And here’s the sketch that I started from:

"Evening Sketch" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Evening Sketch” Cedar Park, 2018

Next up is a sketch based off of a photo that I took, so I can have a completely clear conscience when I finish it. ☺️

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

またね~

Black and White

"Desk Items" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.2, 1/160 sec, ISO1000
“Desk Items” Cedar Park, 2018

I’m enjoying making more black and white photos these days. And seeing the world through a viewfinder devoid of color is fascinating and fun. It’s like peeking into a hidden dimension.

"Lampshade" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2, 1/180 sec, ISO800
“Lampshade” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice Friday!

またね~