Monday, June 08, 2009

IF: Craving - pancakes!

I did this piece for Dreamstime.  They do a contest every month based on a concept - this month it's cooking. So that contest fit well into hand with Illustration Friday and their concept of craving - because who doesn't crave pancakes (more on this at the end of this post)....



When I have the chance, I'm going to redo this piece for other stock agencies - because of the nature of the contest at Dreamstime, everything you submit has to be exclusive with them - so I'll have to change it to something like the kid flipping burgers outside or something. But the character, the perspective, and the colors are already in place, so it should be easy enough to change around for other stock illustration sites.

Who doesn't crave pancakes? I used to say me. The problem was that we had them every day for years. Were they cheaper to make? Was it because they were easier to make than a normal breakfast (normal for my family was eggs and rice - mashed up, of course - and a side of bacon or sausage)? All I remember is that we'd have this doughy brown circle on our plate every morning...and no amount of syrup was going to get that entire eaten...a nice side effect is that because my stomach was eating itself (as there was nothing else in there), the lack of carbs in my diet kept me thin.

Sadly - the years of pancakes gave way to the years of oatmeal...but that's a whole other blog. The good news is that IHOP played a significant role in bringing pancakes back into my life...having a variety of pancake types to choose from definitely helped, as did those long years where I swore off pancakes completely...

These days - if you're craving a particularly terrific pancake, and you're in Los Angeles - you should check out Cafe du Village - it's a french cafe in the Larchmont area and they have the best brie cheese sandwich - but also some pretty great blueberry pancakes. I can't get enough of them...

3 comments:

Nathanael Lark said...

Once again a brilliant job! Very nicely done and I really enjoyed reading this blog as well. I'm a huge fan of pancakes (my all time favorite breakfast food). I'm in the L.A. area so I really appreciate the heads up about cafe du village. I'm gonna check that out!

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the enigma said...

i love pancakes! and blueberry pancakes...oh. heaven. lovely illo!

 
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