I love to eat. And I love to draw what I eat! Surprise!
One of the creative business podcasts I listen to is Seanwes podcast, and he said in one of the episodes that to grow an audience, you need to curate what you share.
He says if you’re an illustrator, don’t be posting a bunch of pictures of your lunch. Instead, you should be drawing it!
That advice stuck with me, and I only shared the drawings of what I ate on Honeyberry Studios’ social media accounts for a long time. (I do share a ton of food photos on my personal account, though!)
I noticed as I made more drawings of food, I became more connected with what I ate.
When you draw what you eat, you take the time to notice the details of what’s on your plate. The ingredients, steps you took to prepare them, the texture, the aroma, the portion of your meal, and of course, the happiness you feel on your tastebuds.
On top of that, food journaling automatically gives you something to draw!
No more staring at the blank page when you’re feeling un-creative 😀 You do eat something every day, don’t you?
Here are some of my more recent food drawings:
Veggie sticks and peanut butter. A simple and satisfying snack idea!
BTW, you can check out the illustrated recipe for the zucchini pasta with creamy avocado sauce here 🙂
Oh man, these drawings are making me hungry… 😀 I better go feed myself now!
Eat well and happy creating, my friend! xo