Mumbai, Maharashtra , IN
I miss going to open air farmer's markets and listening to vendors share fascinating stories of their produce. I love creating a mental catalog of these intersecting histories when food reaches my table - almost like my own little archaeological study!
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.
They Draw & Travel
This great book is from sister-site They Draw & Travel. It contains 100 illustrated maps of routes and rambles, treks and trails, saunters and strolls from all around the world. Available on Amazon for 18$. We wish we could hike every single adventure!
recently added recipes
My birthday is coming up, and I am easy to please, because my happy meal can be picked up at our local supermarket. Publix in Florida has a great sushi case and a sushi chef right on site making all of my favs. Their bakery has the best cakes, too. I love strawberry shortcake, but a regular vanilla cake with frosting and sprinkles is absolutely fine by me. Just don’t forget the candle! (Since I usually do the cooking in the house, this is a “store-bought” recipe for my night off 😋 that my sweetheart can easily whip up.)
This is my second week into baking experiments and I tried this simple 3 ingredient cookies and it felt like a great place to start for a beginner like me! The good thing about starting with simple, small steps is that it builds confidence in little, delicious portions.
A scene from the time I visited Switzerland and had the best breakfast ever with an even better view of snow capped mountains and green grass.
This illustration is done from the Learn Along Color exercise using the 3 color palette. Quite challenging but had fun with the process!