Illustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art

A course by Melanie Chadwick
Illustrator. Mullion, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020
, Illustrator

Learn how to illustrate food by mixing digital and analog techniques to make your creations richer and tastier

  • 96% positive reviews (176)
  • 3366 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to illustrate food by mixing digital and analog techniques to make your creations richer and tastier



  • 96% positive reviews (176)
  • 3366 students
  • 19 lessons (3h 4m)
  • 15 additional resources (6 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

You eat with your eyes first and nowhere is that more evident than in Melanie Chadwick’s illustrations. Melanie’s a British illustrator who specializes in food and maps, both of which she brings to life through the playful use of color and lines. Her clients include Cornish Seasalt, Foodimentary, Ferment Magazine, American Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic, among others.

In this course, learn how to create an illustrated food recipe using a mix of analog and digital techniques. Discover ways to create textures with ink and paint, use hand lettering to give your illustration personality, draw your shapes to life, and finally use Adobe illustrator to color and combine all your artwork to create a freshly illustrated recipe.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Get Cooking!
  • U3
    U3. Getting Inky
  • U4
    U4. Illustration Creation
  • U5
    U5. Share Your Food Illustration Recipe
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by finding out a little bit more about Melanie and her creative journey. She introduces herself and the work she creates and then shares with you the people, places, and projects that have inspired and influenced her in her professional career.

Start by preparing a dish that will become the inspiration for the recipe that you will illustrate.

Begin to draw your recipe with ink, creating textures with paint, and writing hand lettering. Melanie shows you how to scan them all into Photoshop and prepare them to use in Illustrator.

Once you finish drawing, Melanie shows you how to combine all the analog textures and drawings with digital techniques to create the final piece.

Finish by learning how to print your work, explore ways to share your pieces, and other ways in which you can be inspired to keep drawing food.

What is this course's project?

Create your own illustrated recipe by combining analog and digital techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to experiment, students looking to add original work to their portfolio, professionals looking for new ways to combine analog techniques with their digital process using Adobe Illustrator, and those who want to further explore the software.

Requirements and materials

You’ll need basic Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills.

As for materials, you’ll need black ink, acrylic paint, a range of brushes and items to create textures with, tracing paper, drawing paper, a sketchbook, pencils, and pens. For the digital side, you’ll need a computer, a scanner, and the aforementioned software.


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Melanie Chadwick

A course by Melanie Chadwick

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Illustrator

Melanie Chadwick is a freelance illustrator and designer currently based in Cornwall, UK. She specializes in map and food illustration and enjoys mixing analog and digital techniques in her work.

She has worked with numerous clients across a range of projects including book illustration, food packaging, restaurant menus, magazine editorials, branding projects, maps, greeting cards, postcards, and more. Her clients include Cornish Seasalt, Foodimentary, Ferment Magazine, American Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic, among others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
    • Influences
  • U2

    Get Cooking!

    • Sketching 3
    • Sketching 2
    • Sketching 1
    • Infographic Language
    • Cook Recipe
  • U3

    Getting Inky

    • Creating textures
    • Scanning Textures and Ink Drawings
    • Hand Lettering
    • Ink Drawing
  • U4

    Illustration Creation

    • Final Composition
    • Combining Texture and Colour
    • Colour Palette
    • Live Tracing
  • U5

    Share Your Food Illustration Recipe

    • Illustrate More Food
    • Share It
    • Print It
  • FP

    Final project

    • Illustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art

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Illustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art. Illustration course by Melanie Chadwick

Illustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art

A course by Melanie Chadwick
Illustrator. Mullion, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020
  • 96% positive reviews (176)
  • 3366 students