‘Cucina Italiana’

detail of cucina italiana italian food cooking full colour illustration

An editorial style illustration about Italian food and cooking. An Italophile myself, this was very satisfying to work on. Watercolour, pencil and ink on board. Digitally coloured.

Carrots and Celery are an important ingredient in many common Italian sauces. I tend to use the blender on them for bolognaise style dinners. And I also like to add leaves—from our huge bay tree in the garden—to the hot water when I cook the pasta, with a bit of salt, but no olive oil (kind of pointless and a waste!).

cucina italiana italian food cooking full colour illustration
Above: The Full colour image (almost A3 / 430 x 230mm)
cucina italiana italian food cooking black and white painted art
Above: Original painted and drawn B&W art. As you can see, I later extended the pot outside the frame. It was feeling  a bit cramped.
sketch for cucina italiana italian food cooking illustration
Above: 1st thumbnail sketch
sketch for cucina italiana italian food cooking illustration
Above: 2nd thumbnail sketch
cucina italiana italian food cooking full colour illustration
Above: The Full colour image (almost A3 / 430 x 230mm)

Illustrator: John White
Painting: Goauche, ink, pencil, on board
Colouring: Photoshop

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