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Illustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art

via Domestika


Learn how to illustrate food by mixing digital and analog techniques to make your creations richer and tastier
  • Introduction
  • Get Cooking!
  • Getting Inky
  • Illustration Creation
  • Share Your Food Illustration Recipe
  • Final project
You eat with your eyes first and nowhere is that more evident than in Melanie Chadwick’s illustrations. Melanie’s a British illustrator who specializes in food and maps, both of which she brings to life through the playful use of color and lines. Her clients include Cornish Seasalt, Foodimentary, Ferment Magazine, American Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic, among others.

In this course, learn how to create an illustrated food recipe using a mix of analog and digital techniques. Discover ways to create textures with ink and paint, use hand lettering to give your illustration personality, draw your shapes to life, and finally use Adobe illustrator to color and combine all your artwork to create a freshly illustrated recipe.


  • Introduction
  • Influences
  • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • Cook Recipe
  • Infographic Language
  • Sketching 1
  • Sketching 2
  • Sketching 3
  • Ink Drawing
  • Creating textures
  • Hand Lettering
  • Scanning Textures and Ink Drawings
  • Live Tracing
  • Colour Palette
  • Combining Texture and Colour
  • Final Composition
  • Print It
  • Share It
  • Illustrate More Food
  • Illustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art

Taught by

Melanie Chadwick


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