As a food and travel illustrator, I loved creating this everyday kitchen tools illustration, featuring some of the kitchenware I personally have or would one day want to add to my collection of cooking utensils!
I made this everyday kitchen tools illustration a while ago in celebration of cooking utensils found in ordinary kitchens across the Mediterranean (and the world).
I love kitchen tools of all types and shapes and make it a point to add one or two items a year to my collection, whenever possible. One of the most recent additions to my kitchen is a bamboo brush to scrub vegetables, which I love so much.
Some of the tools you can see in this illustration include: Olive oil pourer bottle, wooden pepper grinder, wood pepper mill with a crank handle, handmade Syrian blue water glass, tea strainer ball, glass sugar bowl in turquoise with a wooden lid, vintage milk jug, mini nutmeg grater, potato peeler, and a cone-shaped grater.
Other items you can see here are: A sterling silver cake serving spatula, fork with an ornamented handle, butter knife, silver teaspoon, vintage tin water jug, wooden dish scrubber with a long handle, mini turquoise cup, wooden measuring spoon, magenta clip for food bags, egg cup, another food packaging clip, and a silicon spatula with a wooden handle.
Needless to say, I removed the background (which was filled out digitally with the colour pink), and rearranged the cooking utensils in a way to fit an A3+ poster.
About The Analogue Illustration Tools Used to Create This Collection
Dip pen with water-resistant bottled ink: I created this watercolour and ink illustration many months ago. Instead of my usual black fineliners, I went for a vintage dip pen (with a rusty nib) and a bottle of waterproof Black Indian Ink from the Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks range. This left me with a thicker-than-usual outline, but having “slept on it” I arrived to the conclusion I actually love this illustration.
Watercolours: I used student grade and professional watercolours for this illustration, mainly: Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours, Russian-made White Nights, and a few tubes of German-made Schmincke Horadam. For more about the materials and brands I use, you can go to my post dubbed: “My Analogue Illustration Tools: Ink, Watercolour, Gouache, Coloured Pencils, & Markers.”
Paper: I used an A3 Canson XL Mix-Media paper pad in 300gsm, meaning it is thick paper that can handle water washes and works pretty well with watercolours. The paper has an interesting texture that is different from your usual watercolour pad, which I have grown to like.
Everyday kitchen tools illustration, illustrated cooking utensils collection by Yaansoon Illustration + Art | This post is part of the Illustrated Mediterranean Kitchen Tools, Analogue Illustration, and the Illustrated Collections blog series.