A few years ago, I was hired to create a few spots for Outside magazine cooking illustrations. The article to be illustrated was all about outdoor cooking.
Meat Illustration is Challenging
The most challenging aspect of this assignment was the illustration of some cuts of meat. It was a pretty tricky business to get these culinary items to appear in a clear visual way. The cuts themselves can be rather bland-looking. Here’s how I tackled it:
The meat sketch, above, and the finished illustration, below…
Among the various images was a barbecue grill mounted on a shopping cart. Here is a sketch:
Food Illustration Sketches
Following are several food sketches I drew up for this article…
All the sketches went on to become finished art.
Outside Magazine Cooking Illustrations
Here is an example of a completed cooking illustration for the Outside magazine spot: