The idea of illustrating a recipe is fascinating to me. It’s such a cool combination of art and design — drawing and painting ingredients + typography and layout of the details and instructions.
It took me awhile to actually take the plunge and draw a recipe…but one day when I was making Rosemary Roasted Potatoes it seemed like the perfect opportunity. My goal was to make the illustration fairly quickly, without obsessing over details or layout. The crazy shape of the frame came about because I was drawing around a previous drawing in my sketchbook.
I love making little shadows under objects, especially with the water brush because of its fine point and fairly firm bristles. I think the sprigs of rosemary turned out the best in this one, and the little pile of salt is so darn cute.
I’d definitely like to do more projects like this!
- ink pens
- watercolor brushes
- water brush