Editorial Illustrations Vs Illustration Project

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Personally, it is much easier for me to create commissioned editorial illustrations in watercolor than participate in this exciting yet quite challenging project: Horses Coloring And Activity Book for All Ages.

Usually, when I work with my clients on editorial illustrations, it is that the projects are put in place, the budgets are established and I get a good rapport with the customer. I complete the requested piece, client is satisfied; and, I am as an artist and illustrator happy.

In the creation of my own book, I draw and redraw, paint and re-paint. I try to decide the best format for my future co-creators. And, I literally overwhelm myself. A great example with this book. If the Flowers books were quite easy to create: I painted flowers, I drew, and I placed them into the book. On another hand, this Horses book is more than just a coloring book, which customers can purchase, color, and place in the frame into a home decor (see example HERE) . The Horse Coloring book is also an Activity book; but, not only for adults. It is also going to be created for children as well. So, my idea is to make the drawings as simplified and fun as possible yet to have adults to be interested in the coloring them as well. I know from my teaching art experience that children are not afraid to color, yes, yes: adults are! And, than older person gets, then more “doubts” he or she places on one’s courage and desire to succeed. I want to create a book that will unite adults and children. Children will have fun drawing and do activities; and, adults would rejuvenate a Child from within their gorgeous Souls.

Now, you see why commission editorial illustrations for me are much easier to accomplish following business rules. In my personal project of creating horse book there are no rules per se.

Well, this journey will be quite an interesting one. I think I will have to start with the small steps and develop further and further.

Live To Create!

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Russian Salad – Editorial Illustration – Recipe Book – Page 5

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page of the recipe book with Russian Salad illustrations
This is Page #5 of a new mini-book that I’ve created with editorial illustrations. I’ve painted watercolor illustrations, and then organized them one page at the time adding a brief description of each salad. 

Every day before Christmas, as a gift to my followers, I am posting one page of this book (from p.10 to p.1).

If you want to add your creativity of a chef to your table, please feel free to use the recipes from this book of mine. 

Enjoy!

More Watercolor Food Illustrations are in this gallery:


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The book 10 Russian Salads Recipes For A Creative Chef is written by Irina Sztukowski in unusual to a recipe book presentation. It is a collection of her Family recipes, a visual guide that allows readers to use their imagination. There are no particular measurements in comparison to a common recipe book. Person can follow the guidelines, but make the salads to the taste; e.g. add more oil, reduce the mayo, or substitute sour cream with any other sauce. Use salt! Don’t use salt! Enhance with favorite veggies. Spice it up!
The previous post on these editorial illustrations book is here:

Russian Salad – Editorial Illustration – Recipe Book – Page 8

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page with editorial illustration about Russian Salad recipes
This is Page #8 of “10 Russian Salads” mini-book that I’ve created this month just right before Christmas. I placed many editorial illustrations in it. I’ve painted watercolor illustrations, and then organized them one page at the time adding a brief description of each salad. 

Every day before Christmas, as a gift to my followers, I am posting one page of this book (from p.10 to p.1).

If you wish to add some creativity of a chef to your table, please feel free to use the recipes from this book of mine. 

Enjoy!

More Watercolor Food Illustrations are in this gallery:


Cheers from

The book 10 Russian Salads Recipes For A Creative Chef is written by Irina Sztukowski in unusual to a recipe book presentation. It is a collection of her Family recipes, a visual guide that allows readers to use their imagination. There are no particular measurements in comparison to a common recipe book. Person can follow the guidelines, but make the salads to the taste; e.g. add more oil, reduce the mayo, or substitute sour cream with any other sauce. Use salt! Don’t use salt! Enhance with favorite veggies. Spice it up!
The previous post on these editorial illustrations book is here:

Russian Salad – Editorial Illustration – Recipe Book – Page 9

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Egg Salad Recipe editorial illustration with description
This is Page #9 of my new mini-book that I’ve published lately. I used my knowledge of two different programs, a Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and it was fun creating. But first, I had to paint those editorial illustrations with watercolors, and after that I organized them one page at the time adding a brief description of each salad. 

Every day before Christmas, as a gift to my followers, I am posting one page of this book (from p.10 to p.1).

If you want to add your creativity to the Holiday table, please feel free to use the recipes from this book. 

Enjoy!

More Watercolor Food Illustrations are in this gallery:


Cheers from

The book 10 Russian Salads Recipes For A Creative Chef is written by Irina Sztukowski in unusual to a recipe book presentation. It is a collection of her Family recipes, a visual guide that allows readers to use their imagination. There are no particular measurements in comparison to a common recipe book. Person can follow the guidelines, but make the salads to the taste; e.g. add more oil, reduce the mayo, or substitute sour cream with any other sauce. Use salt! Don’t use salt! Enhance with favorite veggies. Spice it up!
The previous post on these editorial illustrations book is here:

Russian Salad – Editorial Illustration – Recipe Book – Page 10

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Recipe of Russian Salad with Editorial illustration of foods
This is Page #10 of a new mini-book that I’ve recently created. It is filled with my editorial illustrations. In order to make this illustrative art, I’ve painted first all illustrations in watercolor, and then Iorganized them one page at the time adding a brief description of each salad. 

Every day before Christmas, as a gift to my followers, I am posting one page of this book (from p.10 to p.1).

If you want to add some creativity to your table, please feel free to use the recipes from this book of mine. 

Enjoy!

More Watercolor Food Illustrations are in this gallery:


Cheers from

The book 10 Russian Salads Recipes For A Creative Chef is
written by Irina Sztukowski in unusual to a recipe book presentation. It is a
collection of her Family recipes, a visual guide that allows readers to use
their imagination. There are no particular measurements in comparison to a
common recipe book. Person can follow the guidelines, but make the salads to
the taste; e.g. add more oil, reduce the mayo, or substitute sour cream with
any other sauce. Use salt! Don’t use salt! Enhance with favorite veggies. Spice
it up!
The previous post on these editorial illustrations book is here:

Russian Salads Recipe Book – Introduction – Editorial Illustrations

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I am introducing a new mini-book that I’ve created with editorial illustrations. First, I’ve painted watercolor illustrations, and then organized them on each page with fun description of each salad. 

This is the cover page of the book with my editorial illustrations. Each day before Christmas I will post one more page of the book. 

If you want to add your creativity of a chef to your table, please feel free to use the recipes from this book of mine. 

Enjoy!

More Watercolor Food Illustrations are in this gallery:


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Watercolor Editorial Illustrations – The Burst Of Water & Color

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My new creations, which involve only water and color: 
editorial watercolor illustrations for magazines and newspaper articles. 
As I mentioned in the post about editorial illustrations in my prevoius posts:
These days editorial illustrations extended beyond the world of politics or cartoons as it was in previous years. Now, online newspapers and magazines like to utilize artist’s creativity and supply their articles with colorful editorial illustrations (and quite often the watercolor illustrations are leading in comparison with digital or acrylic illustrations) in order to highlight a conceptual element to engage readers fully into the information that article is delivering. 

I let my imagination go wild and created many splashes of watercolors, including strong and beautiful words:

find artist illustrator in watercolour
splashes and silhouettes in watercolour
I guess, I just followed my LOVE & PASSION to paint in watercolor with the believe that my watercolor editorial illustrations for sure will engage the readers of magazines and newspapers; that they would invite the readers into a written word, supplied with splashes of watercolor silhouettes. 

And for seasonal type of editorial illustrations, I’ve welcomed fall into my watercolors:
watercolours by Irina Sztukowski
I’ve also created two cute trees that indicate the Beginning of Fall:

Irina Sztukowski watercolor
By now I have three special galleries that are devoted to editorial choices:


All three of these galleries contain creative artworks from abstract to detailed realism to add a lot to an article or a blog post. 

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Month Of August Bestselling Paintings

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I would like to share here what kind of paintings from my website www.artirina.com were selling in August. I was curious to discover that there were some distinguished themes from customers of different locations that loved purchasing artworks. Maybe it is influence of the Summer and sunshine, but the paintings that my Art Collectors loved and purchased in August can be surely divided into a four or five subject matters; and most of them are kind of sun-shiny :).

Sun Francisco scenes were quite popular, as well as Bay Area in general:
watercolor art realism
watercolour ocean landscapes
I was glad to see that Floral Art from my Gallery was very popular among the month of August Bestsellers:
watercolor art with flowers Sunflowers Poppies Roses
It seems that Sunflowers Art was surely dominating. Maybe it is because those gorgeous flowers are started to be seen in the fields in the month of August. 

The next group of bestselling art I wanted to talk about is the one that I call Delicious. Art Collectors from different states picked up my fruits and berries from my garden Gallery:
watercolor realism lemon cherries art
Travel series were also popular. My customers were traveling from San Francisco Bay Area, to Russia and to Italy:
World watercolors illustrations
And I am surely glad that art for children was also quite popular in the month of August, especially my series of Wizard Of Oz paintings. I am so glad that they will decorate some child’s room and bring light and happy feelings into the interior:
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Many thanks to my Art Collectors who bought the art. Here are just a few locations where my art traveled in the month of August:

Ponca City, OK; 
Alexandria, VA; 
Sarasota, FL;
 San Francisco, CA;
 Ottawa, ON Canada; 
Waterville, ME;
 Sacramento, CA; 
Gerrards Criss, Bucks,UK;
 Rydal, PA;
 Newport Beach, CA;
Hermitage, TN;
Floyds Knobs, IN;
Blackwood, NJ;
Aurora, CO;
Wellington, FL;
Jersey City; NJ

Thank you for making my art bestselling art! :0)

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Busy Berry Season & Digital Bugs

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strawberry raspberry acerola pattern
I got overwhelmed with a new style these days. I am playing with digital art images in Adobe Illustrator. My digital art so far looks pretty much as my watercolors. And of course, the first subjects that I was playing with, were berries.

I first made digital Strawberries:
Then I created Raspberries:
And then, I thought about exotic berry that is called Acerola:
It was fun to add digital colors into my new creations. 
They do look like my watercolors that I’d paint by hand thought.

 And, in reality, there is no digital art ever existed that would be without an artist’s creative touch. 

My other super digital art started for example with drawing (by hand of course) funny looking bugs. Then I applied a few filters in Adobe Illustrator, and filled with digital color. 

Here is the example:

These cute bugs are just asking to jump into some children book.
 🙂
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San Francisco Bay Area Watercolor Painting

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Yesterday, when I painted this sketch of San Francisco Bay shore from Martinez point of view to Benicia, CA; I was thinking that I was very lucky to paint this area el Plein-Air style so many times. 

Plein-Air painting does not allow to sit and paint too long. An artist has to be fast and free with the brush strokes. It teaches to find main point and to “forget” some details.

In this sketch I achieved all el Plein-Air points: spontaneous approach, fresh color theme, and free outlines. 

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