Monday, 3 May 2010

marmalade flapjacks


Hi blog! Miss me...?! Following links via two excellent, and talented, fellows blogs (Michael Robertson & Abz Hakim ) I happened upon the marvellous they draw and cook blog run by Nate Padavick & Salli Swindell....phew enough name checks for now....What a great idea for a site as so many creatives are bound to like getting creative in the kitchen too. Some ridiculously talented folks have posted submissions to this blog (illustrate your own recipe to the page layout brief on the blog) so I hope my humble effort cuts the mustard (no pun intended :) I had a blast doing the illustration. Deciding on the arm layout was a bit of a fiddle, and I nearly forgot the honey (though that's not why the honey ingredient has bees instead of an arm, I just couldn't fit another arm on the page... that, and I like drawing bees...) but it's great to try and get your head round visualising a process like this... a bakery story if you will. I'd be interested to hear if anyone 'reads the story' and attempts the flapjacks... PS. if anyone is wondering on the strange text spacing on parts of the layout there's a page gutter in there I was trying to steer clear of.

16 comments:

Kelly Light said...

ROCKIN!

dwilson said...

Matt, you blew this out of the water! Just astounding. Great layout and the image itself is spectacular.

Chris Kennett said...

Delish! Hungry now.

Gorillustrator said...

Matt this is truly fantastic, fun too.

Jon Davis said...

This is brilliant.
Really lively and fun and exciting, and a really nice colour pallette.
I could really see this in a picture book.
Sorry, there's lots of really's in there. But I do really like it :)

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

This is one of my favorites over there! :-)

cassia said...

this is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant! Love it.

michael robertson said...

I'm so glad you were able to participate, matt! as you probably know, I am a huge fan of your work, so naturally i was thrilled to see this one.
excellent work, sir. I love your clever layout and superb use of color. ...the recipe sounds great too!

Philip Morgan said...

Lovely stuff Matt, those flapjacks look tasty. Mmm, sticky, oaty goodness.

Ps. Thanks for your kind comments regarding the unfortunate mandrill.

Abigail said...

This is great; nifty retro feel and I love the text flowing through the arms.

Stateside "pancake" and "flapjack" are synonymous, so it took me a second to catch on. But darn, that sounds like a good recipe... Bookmarking that one!

cupofsnowflakes said...

you did a fantastic work, it's my favourite illustrated recipe! it's so nice that makes me want to try it right now!

Katyha said...

I LOVE your drawing....one of my favourites from that blog & had to come and tell you that.

Sue Sparks said...

LOVE it!

Ciaran said...

You're so good it makes me angry.
Such an exciting and depressing blog :)

This is so well laid out and designed.

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This is great; nifty retro feel and I love the text flowing through the arms.

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