Chocolate's Way or The Highway

It ends with chocolate, therefore it starts with chocolate. In other words I really seemed to have underestimated the fact that using real chocolate in the art work was going to dictate every move I made and that it was going to set boundaries and create limitations.

However, having no illustration savvy this little underestimation amongst other things, was going to set me back two and a half years. In typical Luis fashion, rushing in, making a bunch of mistakes and figuring it out along the way was going to have to be the way. But a reluctance to realise that chocolate was the boss in this relationship was an undeniable lesson.

Once I realised that it was going to be chocolate’s way or the highway everything clicked. A workflow suddenly presented itself for the creation of a consistent body of work. Everything from the line work to the colours I had to use became clear and the fear around applying chocolate to a piece of artwork that I had spent hours rendering was gone. I surrendered to the chocolate and won.

The Original Chocolate Dog - the last piece before I worked it all out

The Original Chocolate Dog - the last piece before I worked it all out