Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Food Illustrations for Traveller Magazine | Watercolour Illustrations


Here are some images from the June edition of Traveller Magazine (EasyJet) featuring my 6 page editorial.

As some of you may know, I recently quit my day job - and this was one of the first jobs I took on as a full time illustrator, a significant one perhaps. I seem to have acquired a succession of food related commissions since becoming full time - which I can't really complain about. I love the challenges of painting food, the textures, colours, shapes, light - and capturing these elements in a way that makes the food both recognisable and appetising.

You can read an extract of the article here (don't worry - I have requested a credit!)

And if you'd like to view the illustrations in more detail, find them here.

As always, I really appreciate your feedback - please leave any comments below!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Mini Chef Character | Watercolour Illustrations

I recently worked with an undisclosed agency to produce illustrations to be used on food packaging for an undisclosed international airline.

The brief was to create a miniature chef character, to be shown tending to various fresh ingredients that would be included in the food products.

For me, this project was a little bit out of my comfort zone - I tend to steer towards realistic faces and bodies. However, on this occasion I'm quite pleased with the end result. In particular, I think the compositions are varied and successful, the food looks tasty, and I like the varied poses of my mini chef. I'm sure that with more practice I could become more comfortable with this type of brief.

In the end, the client decided to go with stock photography (yuck). As with most big clients, there is the tendency to play it safe which I find understandable, if a little disappointing. As always, I was paid for my time, and I now have these pieces to add to my portfolio.

Please do let me know what you think of my mini chef!