Dec 28, 2009

Alive And Kickin


One night I got taken out to a very interesting meal in Seoul. Live octopus. You travel around the narrow little streets. There are seafood restaurants every square inch. Outside each restaurant is a fish tank filled with squid and octopus. It's a strange scene. We arrived at our place and we were ushered into the back room. It really wasn't a back room. It was actually outside of the restaurant, a small area wrapped all in clear plastic. It began to rain hard. The sound was loud on the plastic covering. It was straight out of Blade Runner. The waiters bring these large platters. Everything is raw. Oysters, scallops and yes octopus. It is freshly chopped up and all the tentacles are moving wildly. You just dip it in a little ginger sauce and then pop it in your mouth. The little suction cups on the tentacles stick to the roof of your mouth and tongue. It's a bizarre feeling. You have to chew it good before you swallow or it will stick to your throat. It was quite tasty actually. We ate a ton of it. Even I impressed myself. In this drawing I picked all the little items up off the street. The fruit was given to me by neighbors watching me draw.

11 comments:

dominique eichi said...

What a delightful drawing. You make it such that I would love to go there and draw. Thanks you for sharing your life with us Tommy I appreciate that. Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

"The little suction cups on the tentacles stick to the roof of your mouth and tongue. It's a bizarre feeling. You have to chew it good before you swallow or it will stick to your throat."

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Ed Beard

kane said...

Trust me it was good. I'd even do it again.

Gillian said...

This is wonderful - and what a great idea to draw what you pick up. (maybe not always a good thing - depending on where you live. LOL)
That pretty lacy leaf looks like Acer Palmatum Dissectum, btw.
Thanks for sharing.

joseph's art and stuff said...

everytime i read your new posts, i want to go back to korea and enjoy all the cool stuff i miss. loved the octopus! my wife grew up near a fishing port and her relatives owned an orchard. these are great drawings, you the man!

Ria Radja Haba said...

This is GREAT!!!
I love how you draw things you picked and put them in such a nice composition and add wonderful colors into it.
Great job, Kane!...and enjoy exploring Korea:)
Warm regards from Indonesia.

Victoria Stitch said...

I really like the way you have written the word 'korea' using twigs

kane said...

Indonesia would be great to draw. I'm sure I'll get there.

cartoongoddess said...

I love the intensity of the colors!

kane said...

I make them a little more intense in photoshop.

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