I actually made this salad for my food blog back in February. You can have a look at the recipe and the photos we took “here“. I always want to try incorporate both my food blog and illustration blog together so I was thinking if in the future when I have time I would like to set myself a project to illustrate a recipe first then cook it and post it on my food blog. So I can share it on both my food blog and illustration blog. But no matter what, I’m determined to illustrate more recipe illustrations in the future.
I want to do this first because I really love illustrating food. I find illustrating food very therapeutic and fun and I always want to expand my food illustration portfolio. I would love to get more commissions for both food packaging and illustrations if I can. So I decided no matter what I’m going to spend more time developing my food illustration portfolio.
Back to this recipe illustration, I chose the main colour to be “pink” because this is a recipe illustration for my art collective “Pink Punch” and pink is my favourite colour in the world. So I decided one of the recipes I illustrated for this assignment should be “pink”. Just last week I illustrated a Summer Veggie Tart for the art collective but this had completely different colours. Another main focus for both of these recipe illustration is “step-by-step instruction illustrations”.
I love illustrating these step-by-step little icons and illustrations. They are so much fun to illustrate and interesting to look at. One of the food magazines I often read is Waitrose magazine. They use many illustrations in their magazines and there are often step-by-step illustrations in their magazine and I really like them. Plus the last time I taught my food illustration class, some of my students were asking how to illustrate step-by-step cooking procedures. So I decided to use this opportunity to illustrate some so in the future when I’m teaching I can use these illustrations as examples to show my students.
Another small note about Waitrose, I don’t shop there too often because it is really expensive but there are four things I love about Waitrose; the Waitrose card (which is free). With it you get a daily free cup of coffee (proper coffee with beans). Their New York Cheesecake is absolutely delicious, I like their magazine and in conjunction with Sushi Daily they sell just about the best sushi in Edinburgh. Yeah right you must be thinking, supermarket sushi is rubbish. I’m from Taiwan, I’ve been to Japan a few times, I’m a trained chef, it’s the best sushi in Edinburgh for the price and on a par with the best quality.
Finally about this recipe, I will use this delicious Blood Orange Tuna Quinoa Salad Recipe Illustration as my August Newsletter giveaway. So if you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter then you should do so. It’s very easy to subscribe to my newsletter. You simply type your email into the subscription box and submit. I will then send you a newsletter with a free goody every month. I usually send it out on the 10th of every month. That’s my newsletter deadline and I’m determined to stick to that. Hope you like this Blood Orange Tuna Quinoa Salad Recipe Illustration.