Foodie Illustration: Drawing Your Favorite Holiday Recipe

Christine Nishiyama, Artist at Might Could Studios

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6 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

    • Plan Your Composition

    • Sketch Your Recipe

    • Ink Your Sketches

    • Refine Your Illustration

    • Final Thoughts


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: 


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.


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.


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!


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

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Even if you are familiar with illustrated recipes, this teacher introduces a comic style and takes you through not only her art process, but her thought process as she produces a recipe comic from idea to completed digital file. This was an interesting class because it is taught in the same way the artist works. Also, the process is taught from a designer's perspective, working first with shape and blocking in design elements before drawing and adding specifics. The subject matter was unusual and inspired me to try some projects in a similar style.
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Christine Nishiyama

Artist at Might Could Studios

Hallo! I'm Christine Nishiyama, artist + founder of Might Could Studios.

I make books and comics, and I draw a whoooole lot. I've taught over 45,000 aspiring and established artists, helping them explore their art, gain more confidence, and discover their unique artistic styles.

I've been drawing for over 20 years and have been drawing as my full-time career for over 6 years. My core belief is that art is good and we should all make more of it. Might Could is here to uplift...

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