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Shaping a Sandwich Loaf: An illustration

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Mebake

Shaping a Sandwich Loaf: An illustration

This is an illustration i made of shaping a Sandwich loaf, that i wanted to share with you all.

Khalid

 

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Juergen Krauss

Khalid,

Your illustrations are as beautiful as your breads.

Juergen

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Mebake

Thanks, Juergen!

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Janetcook

Khalid,

You are fast!  I was just responding to you on you recent Straun blog and here I am already seeing your illustration.  I am printing it out and will add it to my collection of shaping methods.

Do you ever use a rolling pin to flatten out as she suggests?  I find that when I do use a rolling pin it increases the proofing time a lot because the dough is just too compact.....too much air is rolled out of the dough.

Thanks for taking the time to illustrate this method here.  I really appreciate it!

Take Care,

Janet 

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Mebake

My earlier illustrations have helped serve as a platform for all other shaping techniques, so i saved some time.

I'm really glad you liked it. I didn't notice that deflation with a rolling pin increases proofing time. I have yet to find out myself.

Thanks again, Janet!

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bakingbadly

Thank you for the illustration! I have saved a copy onto my computer, knowing this will be very handy to me once I get the appropriate pan. :)

Zita

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Mebake

Looking forward to seeing your loaves, Zita!

 

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Syd

Khalid, I love your illustrations.  So simple, yet so full of movement and  3 dimensional.  I am sure they only look deceptively simple. Anything I try to draw like that ends up looking so flat and childlike.  

All the best,

Syd

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Mebake

Thanks for the nice compliment, Syd! 

The reason why the illustration looks 3d and realistic, is that the object being illustrated is imagined as 3d , and lines are drawn to mimic the 3rd dimension effect. I know it sounds easier than it is, but a sense of perspective is necessary, and is attained by constant practice. Another reason for a successful illustration is to start with an object, complete it's illustration, copy it to the other frame, and use it as a template for the next transformation. 

 

 

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breadsong

Hi Khalid,
It is so kind of you to share your artistic talent in such a helpful way.
Lovely drawings, clearly illustrating the technique.
Many thanks,
:^) breadsong

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Mebake

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it, Breadsong.