Food Illustration: Combine lettering and illustration with your favorite sweet recipe

Julia Bausenhardt, Nature Sketching & Illustration

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12 Lessons (1h 41m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:59
    • 2. Tools you need

      6:01
    • 3. Exploring ideas & drawing thumbnails

      17:59
    • 4. Drawing your food icons

      16:20
    • 5. Creating your lettering

      13:14
    • 6. Creating different textures

      6:56
    • 7. Digitizing your work

      3:27
    • 8. Creating the layout

      7:09
    • 9. Adding Color

      16:32
    • 10. Adding texture

      6:37
    • 11. Uploading to TDAC

      3:11
    • 12. Final thoughts

      1:05

Project Description

Project:
Create an illustration with hand-lettering elements from your favorite dessert recipe.

Assignment:
Decide on your sweet recipe and think about which food icons you want to include.
Shorten the recipe text if necessary, and find a fitting lettering style for all your text elements (no use of readymade fonts in this project!). Draw all the food icons (and utensils, props, decoration) you want to include in the illustration, and create your lettering. Experiment with creating different textures.

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After drawing and scanning your drawings, create a document with the TDAC specifications, and add color and texture in Photoshop.
Upload your project to the project gallery here on Skillshare, and to TDAC (please mention in the description that the recipe was created for this class). Please tag me when you share your recipe on social media using the hashtag #….

Please share the following in your project:
- layout thumbnail sketches
- food icon drawings
- hand lettering
- a selection of textures (optional)
- your final artwork
- a link to your recipe on TDAC (optional)


Resources:
My website: http://juliabausenhardt.com

They Draw And Cook: http://theydrawandcook.com

TDAC submission guide & specifications:
https://www.theydrawandcook.com/illustrations/new#\_=\_

Food illustration inspiration on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.de/jbausenhardt/food-illustration/

My Youtube channel with more tips on drawing:
 https://www.youtube.com/c/JuliaBausenhardt

What you will need for this class:
- Drawing tools (dip nibs or black pens)
- Drawing paper
- Brush pens or other lettering tools
- old brushes, markers, stamping pads or similar for creating textures
- a scanner/smartphone
- Adobe Photoshop
- optional: a graphic tablet like a Wacom

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