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#39 I TOOK A SHOT AT ILLUSTRATING LIQUEUR

Illustrating liqueur flavors was simply a perfect project for me. As with many assignments, I never saw or tasted any of the products I illustrated. My first liqueur assignment never provided me with any printed labels, even though I was persistent in trying to get copies. I did receive a huge, cardboard display ad on my second project, though. Continue reading

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#38 IT WAS FRUITFUL BEING AN ILLUSTRATOR

From the beginning of my art career I specialized in still life imagery. Soon, I was illustrating a lot of fruit. Therefore, I not only considered my niche to be one of being a food illustrator, sometimes I’ve referred to myself as a fruit-label illustrator!
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#37 SOME UNUSUAL AND USUAL ILLUSTRATIONS, PART 2

As my illustration blog has evolved, I’ve shared tips, materials, techniques, and stories. I have plenty of food-related jobs that I could categorize. I’ve been doing that for many of my recent posts. For this post, I am sharing more variety. A lot of these projects are not “food-related.” The common factor for these jobs was my working process. As soon as the job was assigned to me, I sought out reference to follow as my “road map.” I submitted line drawings, marker comps, and once the art director sent me their comments – final art! If I was lucky, down the road I would get a printed “tear-sheet” of my illustration.
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#36 NOODLING WITH THESE ILLUSTRATIONS

I’m sharing two, large assignments that were “pasta related.” Another element that relates to these two assignments has to do with composition. The process of illustrating these labels was almost like putting together pieces of a puzzle, I needed to create a medley of vegetables that worked with the type and banner where it would be positioned. Colors and textures also had to be considered. Continue reading

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#35 ILLUSTRATING AS MY REMEDY

At times, my career has been quite educational. When I’ve illustrated herbs, I became knowledgeable about their properties and usefulness as remedies.
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#34 VERSATILITY WAS MY STYLE

I’ve been sharing a lot of different categories of illustrations that I’ve done over my career. Of course, I still have a lot of paintings left. I decided I’d categorize the ones for this particular post as the illustrations where I needed to do something other than usual photorealism.
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#32 SOME SWEET ILLUSTRATIONS

This post is organized with illustrations following a “sweet theme.” One of the first lessons I had as an illustrator was how important promotion was. It turned out that one of my favorite paintings of a candy bar was a perfect image to tantalize an art director with. I love painting chocolate. The properties of dye allow for an amazing array of brown colors when painting chocolate. For me there is never simply “brown!” In working to create rich tones, I use colors such as amber yellow, mahogany, ultramarine, vermillion and other brown variants. Continue reading

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