Food Hand-Lettering and Illustration, by illustrator and artist Yaansoon
Personal project – I created this food illustration for the first post in my “Illustrated Middle Eastern Recipes” blog series, featuring Lebanese Mutabbal, also referred to as Eggplant Dip across the blogosphere.
Stylistically-speaking, I wanted to create an illustration that matched the hero illustration in the post, of the ingredients. I also wanted to capture the Mediterranean feel of the Lebanese food culture, which places a lot of emphasis on green leaves, olive oil and fresh ingredients.
My minimalist approach stems from a certain look I am trying to achieve that borders on the rustic but is more relevant to a stylish organic lifestyle.
Illustration Technique: The hand-lettering and food illustration was first created using pen and ink on paper, which was then scanned for further digital painting and editing in Adobe Photoshop.