Dinner Party Illustration for delicious. Magazine

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I was recently commissioned to create a double-page spread of illustration for the April issue of delicious. Magazine. I’m a big fan of the mag, and am always at my happiest when illustrating food so it was a great job to work on.

The brief was open, so I used the text and subject to inform the illustration, whilst also adding a few quirky elements and nods to current trends.

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I wanted to create an image that conveyed a more relaxed dinner party feel, as the text suggested. And to also create something that would compliment but not overshadow the text.

I also added a few stand alone elements that directly referenced the text (including a Communards mention for those old enough to remember the record). It was great to be given free reign on this project and to have the opportunity to really respond to the brief with a totally fresh perspective.

Now to brush up on my dinner party hosting!

The April issue is out now, and as always features some really great recipes.

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