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2019 February Art Dare

Illustrated Recipe, Alex Rowe

“The Art of Cooking”

Illustrate a a food recipe in any format in any media!

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Dee W.
A Charming Recipe
Black fine liner, gold and silver card, gold leaf craft, colored pencils
32″ x 24″

Prize Winner
United Kingdom

@deedoubleuart

“For this piece I wanted to create something quirky and that is why I chose to consider the Shakespeare poem from Macbeth to base my recipe on. I started by creating thumbnails and then I used a ink pen to create some general design components. Using ink meant I was committed to each idea. From here I created my final pencil drawings which I colored and lined in black fine liner.

For the background to each scene, I considered the colors used in the main subject and used their complimentary colors to make it pop. After I had finished each element I cut them out and rearranged them until I was happy, after gluing them down I cut out stars from gold paper and positioned them throughout to create a “magical” link between all the elements and I also added some gold leaf for an extra flair!”

2019 February Art Dare: Cooking Recipe Illustration

Khushi Amin
Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread Recipe
Acrylic and pen
12″ x 9″

Honorable Mention
USA

@kca_art

“At the beginning of February, my art teacher posted our monthly sketchbook assignment and it just so happened to be this art dare. My initial impulse was to do a classic cake recipe. Nonetheless, I started scouring Pinterest. While scrolling through my feed, I stumbled upon this recipe. 

Typically when I am working with acrylic paint to paint objects, I tend to work more on the realistic side. Although it would be a bit of a challenge, I wanted to go for more of a color-blocking style. Once I finished painting, I used pen and ink to add in shading and highlights. Finally, I decorated the different areas of the piece with flourishes and embellishments which tied it all together. Honestly, I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!”

2019 February Art Dare: Cooking Recipe Illustration

Vera Torachidis
Morning After Breakfast
Digital Painting using Procreate
8″ x 11″

Romania
@veratsorakidis

“The motivation behind the piece was to try and translate the text of the recipe into a simple and effective visual format.”

2019 February Art Dare: Cooking Recipe Illustration

Anonymous
Mum’s Fried Rice
digital
10″ x 8″

UAE, Dubai
@lotus.x.flower

“My compositions usually consist of human/humanoid portraits. So when I saw the art dare I decided that this would be a great challenge. My dare piece ‘Mum’s Fried Rice’ was inspired by my mother’s fried rice (one of my favorite meals).

So after seeing the art dare I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I started off by asking my mother for the recipe. I then brainstormed and doodles ideas until I decided on my final one. While I was completing this piece I ate many bowls of fried rice what only further inspired me.”

Janet Pan
The Process of Sushi
digital
18″x 3″

@draedr45
USA

“Sushi is definitely one of my favorite foods and I think it’s so fun to see how much diversity it has – it can be made with just the fish, or there can be seaweed and flowers included. Definitely had a lot of fun with this!”

2019 February Art Dare: Cooking Recipe Illustration

Rebeca Tapia
Mini Cheesecakes
Construction paper, colored pencils, markers
14″ x 11″

USA
@rtapia_art

“Attending a basic graphic design class at my college taught me to design with construction paper. Since then, I have been trying to incorporate it more in my art and designs. So for this challenge I knew what I wanted to use. I found the perfect recipe and began to craft my paper.

I added the details of the food with coloring pencils and started to layer the papers down. As I was laying down the paper I thought it would be more interesting to make it pop up. I used tape to make the elements pop up the page and then wrote down what was needed to complete the recipe.”

2019 February Art Dare: Cooking Recipe Illustration

Selena Qian
Chocolate Chip Cookies
brush pen and Photoshop
5″ x 12″

USA
@selena.qian

“This work illustrates my favorite and most-used recipe: chocolate chip cookies. I love chocolate and sweets, and these were one of my favorite foods to bake growing up, and still are now. I started by writing down the recipe and proceeding to sketch out each of the steps.

I then went over it in pen and transferred the images to the computer, where I added color digitally using Photoshop. I decided to keep the lines on the page because it’s more reminiscent of a handwritten recipe in that way.”

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