Monday, May 3, 2010

Eddie Spaghetti with the Meatball Eyes

My submission to was accepted! You can find mine here or go to the main page to check out all the other recipes.

If you haven't see this site yet, it's a blog where artists submit a recipe they illustrated and already they've had submissions from all around the world. My friend, Lisa, turned me on to it and now I check in a few times a week to see what's new! BTW- Check out Lisa's Girls Rule prints. They're really beautifully designed.

The style of my illustration is a little different from my usual stuff- I was paying homage to a wonderful illustrator, Bob Staake, who uses very bold shapes to form his characters. So the chef is either made up of or cut out of a lot of different ovals. then everything was layered and shadows were added sparingly. Check out Bob's illustrations- I think you'll realize that you've seen him around (most notably on covers of the New Yorker).

Oh, and yeah- those are real meatballs. I defrosted a bunch that I had made, photographed them and then ate the evidence.

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