When Chantelle came to me to create an illustrated recipe for her friend’s wedding present, I jumped at the chance. I have been wanting to do a project like this for awhile but as many of you know, it’s very easy to get caught up with all the little things and those fun projects start to slowly make their way to the “some day” to-do list. I also thought this was a fantastic gift idea. Not only is it personal but it’s functional and a custom piece of art for your friends. Done and done. While creating this, I realized just how piecemeal I sometimes illustrate things. I took some pictures of the process so you can see the different stages of the illustration and compare it to the final piece. I started with hand lettering all the copy, then I drew all the illustrations in pencil and then outlined them all in black, waterproof ink. I then painted the images with watercolors and scanned all the pieces into Photoshop. A la Cribs, this is where the magic happens. I can fix all of my mistakes, play with the color, straighten out my hand type- basically just tighten it up and make it look all pretty. Hope you guys enjoy this one!
and now the process part: