Foodie Illustration: Drawing Your Favorite Holiday Recipe

Christine Nishiyama, Illustrator/Writer at Might Could Studios

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6 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

      2:12
    • Plan Your Composition

      12:45
    • Sketch Your Recipe

      1:43
    • Ink Your Sketches

      4:04
    • Refine Your Illustration

      8:24
    • Final Thoughts

      0:42

About This Class

In this class, we’ll getting in the holiday spirit and drawing our favorite holiday recipes! One of the questions I hear most from my students is some form of: 

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So in this class, not only will we dive into our memories and holiday nostalgia, but I’m also going be focusing on the DECISIONS I make in my process. To do that, I’m going to take you through my step-by-step process of illustrating a text-based recipe, stream of consciousness style.

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This class was basically made as a live stream, with me designing, drawing, and working while talking though each step. 

We’ll go from a text box full of words and a blank Photoshop file, to organizing the text, planning the composition, sketching the recipe, inking the sketches, and making final refinements. You’ll see what I did, and hear why I did it at every step.

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I’ll be using Photoshop and Procreate on my iPad Pro, but these basic concepts and steps are the same no matter what tools you use, so feel free to use whatever you like best!

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Ok! So let’s get into that holiday spirit and start drawing some food!

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Wooo! That's cool! Nice tips to refresh a recipe instead of a big text.
Tina Tamay

videogame 3d artist who also draws

Muy practica , Genial!
Very cute and super informative! The planning video was perfect, especially for someone who isn't always great at that stage.

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Christine Nishiyama

Illustrator/Writer at Might Could Studios

Christine Fleming is an illustrator and writer working out of Atlanta, GA. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a BFA in Graphic Design, and is now working as an author/illustrator creating picture books, graphic novels, and editorial work.

Christine is represented by Danielle Smith at Red Fox Literary, and is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) where she was awarded the honor of SCBWI Illustrator of the Month after attending the SCBWI National Conference in New York.

Check out Christine's 12+ other classes to further explore her illustration process!

To follow her work you can view her portfolio at www.mightcouldstudios.com, and around the internet: Twitter  /  Instagram  /  Pinterest  /  Facebook

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