One of the most rewarding things about being an illustrator and trying to paint and draw every day (I don´t always manage to do it but I try) is that you see yourself becoming better at it.
“Making goulash” is an older work. Painted around 2010 (over a decade ago). I have technically improved a lot, but I have very fond memories of the time I painted this painting.
If someone doesn´t know “goulash” is a Hungarian dish. It´s a meat stew/soup made of peppers, paprika, meat and vegetables. When I was in my mid-twenties I was in exchange in Budapest and lived in Hungary for three months. Being a vegetarian myself I made tofu-goulash.
One time I and a group of fellow Finnish students were invited to a food party and that is where I made the sketch for this painting. Now when I look at it, it actually reminds me how carefree a person I was and at that time. I didn´t really want to do anything else than travel, eat good food and paint and hang out with great people.
I´ve got to do many of those things and for that I am grateful.
If you´d like to hang “making goulash” to your wall, prints are available at my store.
I want to become better at talking about my art so I am writing short-form stories of how I became an illustrator and stories behind my artworks.
Pronounced as Nee-na.
Artist, illustrator, writer, watercolorist and a folklorist. Gryffinclaw. Comes from Finland. Likes cats, tea and period dramas.
Love fandoms AOGG and Little Women (prefers books over the films). Louisa May Alcott researcher.
Please keep the comment section civil, respectful and connected to the topic at hand. Thank you. Spammy/passive-agressive comments will be blocked and reported.
Get 2 free weeks on Skillshare.