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Monday, March 26, 2012

Garden Fresh Grilled Cheese- TDAC/KRAFT illustrated Recipe contest

Garden Fresh Grilled Cheese - TDAC Kraft Contest entry
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink, watercolor and photoshop
You can See this image BIG at TDAC site

I've been eyeing  theydrawandcook.com for about a year now, drooling over the gorgeous ingenious recipe illustrations and telling myself one day I'll do one. When along came the Kraft recipe contest. Which meant I didn't have to come up with a recipe to illustrate - I just had to illustrate 1 of the recipes from the Kraft collection. After all while I'll admit I cook, I'd much rather draw.

I had a lot of fun creating my entry for the TDAC KRAFT Contest.  Coming up with the story behind the layout: Bunny Dreams of Garden Fresh Grilled Cheese. Drawing the ingredients and having fun with the hand lettered title. Even putting together all the ink & watercolored elements in Photoshop. I wanted my illo, including the type to be light hearted and springy.

Creating this illo reminded me that I used to do B&W spot art for Food & Wine and Cuisine Magazines. I'd love to get a freelance project illustrating food or doing some organic hand lettering. Food for thought as to new applications for my style.

Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be one of the 6 winners but I'm not holding my breath. There are 175 illustrated recipe entries. Just take a gander at the mouth watering competition at kraftcontest.


Judy Adamson said...

What an interesting website, Di!

And having had a quick look through a few pages of the competition, I should think you're in with a good chance. Your Bunnies are SO captivating and I didn't see anything else to rival them!

Di said...

Thanks Judy for your vote of confidence. Alas I did not win but at least i gave them a run for their money.

Shirley said...

Hi Di! This was one of my MOST favorite recipes for the contest...so so very charming and whimsical and super concept!

Deborah Cuneo said...

Diana, I LOVE this!!! What a wonderful idea and a great illustration to boot! Well done!