---'in a feast of Russian palate!'
this is my entry for the
's summer contest
I chose Russia
, as he is my favourite character in APH
Ivan is in a traditional russian attire which i modified slightly. i tried to do him sampling some of the borscht
as well as i can 8D
the dishes i selected with some help from friends are Pirozhki, Pelmeni and Russian borscht with beef and sour cream
according to wikipedia:
are dumplings consisting of a filling wrapped in thin, unleavened dough that originated in Siberia and is a dish of Russian cuisine.
is a generic word for individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings.
is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European countries. In most of these countries, it is made with beetroot as the main ingredient, giving it a deep reddish-purple color. In some countries tomato may occur as the main ingredient, while beetroot acts as a secondary ingredient. Other, non-beet varieties also exist, such as the tomato paste-based orange borscht and the green borscht (sorrel soup).
(...though i gotta admit, i think i paid too much attention to the food details
, so when it was done, i go liek:'...it looks veeery liek real food. ...oh no, now i am hungry!')
ooer, link to recipes
..er, i forgot to save them at the same time i looked for references, but here are a few i guess
i hope they are correct![link][link][link][link]
some of the patterns i used to overlay my painting are russian--at least, i typed 'russian patterns' and that's what google gave me
! i did this to add to the whole piece an underlying tone of culture and tradition^_^[link][link]programs used:
SAI (which killed me by quitting and refusing to export at the critical moment-_.- exporting 8D;;; ) and PS CS3
Ivan Braginski@Russia belongs to Hidekaz Himaruya sensei
this is my own version of Russia, based on my doujin which am drawing this year for Comic Fiesta
other fanarts---commission info[link]