30 September 2011

Illustrated M&S Cookery Bibles


Last year I was commissioned to create the cover artwork for M&S's series of cookery bibles which are published each year...and so you can imagine how excited I was to see them sitting proud on the top shelf in store last week!


The illustrations were painted using airbrush inks which give brilliant results & vibrant colours, once I get warmed up with painting the inks then go everywhere and that's when they get messy and splashy!


This was my favourite cover to do - the Baking Bible. I have to paint from life and real objects so had to make a big fluffy victoria sponge cake. I'm not the best cake maker but it rose up nicely and I'm pretty sure the number of eggs I used was unhealthy..
Here are some of the other cover pieces: