Monthly Project: January
Make an Illustrated Recipe
Our first project of the year is one I definitely think is achievable by all. Choose your favorite recipe (I’ll also provide some ideas!) and create an illustrated recipe. With this project, you will be able to complete multiple small illustrations, learn about composition and layout, and work with text and lettering.
The best part is that you can choose a recipe to suit your current skill artistic level: for beginners, a recipe with only three ingredients would be perfect, while a recipe with many ingredients and steps will be a more involved project with many illustrations, great if you are looking for a challenge.
Here’s What to Do
Let’s Break it Down!
- Choose a recipe and list out the ingredients
- Check out some inspiration
- Determine what elements you will include and make a layout sketch
- Make a rough sketch of the imagery
- Work on illustrating the ingredients one at a time
- Illustrate lettering and add text
- Final details!
I go into detail on each of these steps in my Illustrated Recipe article, so let it be your guide!
The Monthly Project is a part of the Making Art Everyday challenge. For occasional art-makers or those who would like to work on one project over several sessions, this beginner to intermediate-level monthly project will is accompanied by in-depth resources, presented in sections so you can put it down and pick it up throughout the month.
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