Burlington, VT, US
The better the bread...the better the toast. There is something satisfying about the humble, simple slice of bread that is perfectly toasted and slathered with creamy butter. You can of course upgrade to make it as fancy as you wish...but sometimes simple is sublime!
The Illustrator's Circle!
NEW!!!! Become one of the first members of our Illustrator's Circle! Big changes are on the horizon (!!!) and we want you to be a part of it all.
A New Course!
Melanie Chadwick has been submitting recipe illustrations to TDAC since 2012—she's a PRO! We recommend her new course—IIllustrated Recipes: Making Delicious Art—on Domestika.
Whether this is your first illustration submission or your 100th, we've got some tips that might stir up some new ideas! We know our horizontal size format can be intimidating but it's really just a fun challenge! See our gallery showcasing great layout ideas and creative ways to design your illustration.
Every week we showcase four illustrations on our homepage known as a “Featured Collection.” These illustrations are also included in our weekly newsletter to over 10K subscribers, many of whom are art directors. Check out our NEW list of upcoming themes. We hope you play along!
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Today, we'd like to congratulate Paula Pertile, an illustrator from California for being our 3rd place winner. Paula will receive $300 from They Draw and Cook for her wonderful Shortbread illustration. The judges told us that they loved the cuteness (reindeer with apron!), humor (reindeer listening to an iPod while the shortbread is baking!) and simplicity (such an easy recipe to follow!) of this ilustration. They also really loved the sweet story this conveys through Paula's use of the happy reindeer family all helping out and enjoying this holiday treat! Her color palette and exquisite hand-lettering were the icing on the cake, of in this case, shortbread cookie! Congratulations Paula and thanks for sharing your artwork and recipe with us!Be sure to check back tomorrow to see who the 2nd place winner will be!
Today, we'd like to congratulate Eliza DeVogel, an illustrator from Cleveland, Ohio for being our 2nd place winner. Eliza will receive $500 from They Draw and Cook for her super cute illustration of a Christmas Hot Russian cocktail. The judges thought that Eliza's illustration was super fun, hip and pretty and that her combination of pattern, color, linework and texture made it really unique. And, of course, the matryoshka dolls were a very smart and cute choice! Congratulations Eliza and thanks for sharing this deliciousness with us!Be sure to check back tomorrow to see who the 1st place winner will be! Woo-hoo! :-
Today, we'd like to congratulate Daniela Garreton, an artist from Santiago, Chile for being our 1st place winner! Daniela will receive $1,000 from They Draw and Cook for her wonderfully sweet Pan de Pascua illustration. The judges thought Daniela's recipe was beautiful - the warmth of her colors, her watercolored typography, her perfectly simple linework and the sweetness of her little family of birds were all just too irresistible. They also loved the fact that while this may be a popular and traditional holiday recipe in Chile, it's a new and fresh idea for many of us. Congratulations Daniela and thanks for sharing this little piece of holiday goodness with everyone!This wraps up our month-long feast of illustrated festive foodie fabulousness! We hope you enjoyed seeing this blast of over 250 holiday recipes.Thanks so much to our friends at The FN Dish for allowing us to showcase the work of so many talented artists on their site as well. And an extra-special thank you goes out to all the artists who contributed to this awesome series of holiday recipe illustrations - you are all amazing.Cheers and Happy New Year from Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell!