Food illustration and Illustrated Recipes Hand-Lettering by illustrator and artist Yaansoon
Personal project – I created this hand-lettering food illustration as the curtain raiser for the first series to go on my blog on Yaansoon.com. The “Illustrated Middle Eastern Recipes” blog series is the perfect opportunity for me to delve into the food culture of the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East, not only stylistically, but also knowledge-wise. My interest goes beyond the actual Middle Eastern recipes into the different cultural aspects and traditions surrounding food. I want to tackle everything from table-settings to handcrafted kitchen tools and utensils, to add a rich layer of cultural depth to my creations. I also want to try and reflect specific culinary rituals associated with the cuisines and meals portrayed in the Illustrated Middle Eastern Recipes series, perhaps not always in a direct fashion, but to somewhat still be inspired by them.
Illustration Technique: Hand-drawn lettering and line work using pen and ink on paper, followed by digital painting using Adobe Photoshop brushes.