Monday, December 18, 2006

HELP! The Mellow Men!

"HELP!" Word prompt for Illustration Friday December 15.
This one had so many possibilities. There are several archived pieces I could have used...yet, I chose these two to post. It's the first thing that came to mind. After sketching out the first one the hot chocolate just followed naturally! These marshmallow people started an organization called Help Eliminate Lasting Puffy Extinction or H.E.L.P.
OK...I am off to put together a combination pool, ping-pong and fooseball table! I wanna know who else has to "assemble" gifts this season? Last year it was a train table.

Marshmallow candy dates back to ancient Egypt where it was a honey-based candy flavored and thickened with the sap of the root of the Marsh-Mallow plant (althea officinalis). Marsh-Mallow grows in salt marshes and on banks near large bodies of water. It is common in the eastern United States. Until the mid 1800's, marshmallow candy was made using the sap of the Marsh-Mallow plant. Gelatin replaces the sap in the modern recipes. For more about MarshMallows go here: History of Marshmallows.

ARTIST notes:
In the first one I worked more with the paint programme on the computer (nothing fancy). I like bold colours and unfortunately pastels are the only ones I can use that fill the best. You can see this in the second piece.

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