It is always great to see my watercolors on the packaging design:
The most exciting part that I had to paint the muesli one great after another as well in watercolors 🙂
This illustration was created in preparation for a new Coloring and Activity book about horses. It is important for me to draw and paint animals in the nature, free and happy. I chose the realistic style for the landscapes and somewhat symbolic style for other illustrations that will be in this book. In this particular painting the contrast of the fall forest and evening sun adds lively three dementional look to the whole scene.
It was such a pleasure to paint those delicious fruit and berries for my client G’s Gourmet Jams.
I was able to use my favorite technique here, realistic approach in watercolor. This technique even though takes a lot of time to accomplish a painting, but it is surely rewarding. Learning from Old Masters of Dutch Still Life, I discovered the truth about my favorite medium, watercolour. The shadow behind the painted fruit and berries illustration allows 3D effect; and, the vivid colors that I used when painting those food illustrations are bringing the artworks to life. Luckily at the time I was painting those scrumptious goodies, I had most of the “models” right next to me. The strawberries and raspberries were from the local Farmers Market. The apricots, blackberries, apples, and blueberries came from my own garden.
And by the time I was ready to paint plums, my friendly neighbor brought a bunch of plums to me. When I cut the plum in half, I’ve noticed a heart shape; my watercolor brush couldn’t stay still until I’ve completed the watercolor plum. And if you notice, the shape of Strawberry was also resembling a heart shape. This can only conclude one very important thing, I do paint with love to watercolor and create food illustrations carefully observing Mother Nature allowing for the beauty of it to come on the paper.
Here are a few pictures of the products, packaging designs and food labels that show who these food illustrations in watercolor look on jams of my client’s production line:
Live To Create!!!
While I have already started working on the second book about Horses, I keep testing watercolor pencils on the drawings from the Book I – Coloring & Activity Book For All Ages. The colors are quite vibrant and I am happy with the results. The ink lines of the drawings do complement the picture and make it perfect!