Botanical Illustration and Food Illustration of Douglas Schneider
Food illustration and botanical illustration for packaging
If you are looking for an alternative to the typical slick digital food illustration being used lately, why not look to the past? With over twenty-five years of experience Douglas Schneider combines the traditional techniques of watercolor and colored pencil with Photoshop to give you production-ready food, fruit and botanical images. Doug’s illustrations have a more hand done look to them than normal digital illustration, and his paintings evoke a nostalgic, romantic era of years gone by, and still produce a realistic look. His drawing and rendering abilities are adventitious when a certain product, food or plant is in reality not the most visually appealing, and photography or retouching won’t work. Doug has the creative capabilities to make an appealing food illustration from almost any unattractive subject.
Doug has done hundreds of illustrations for editorial and publishing clients, but for the last twenty years he has specialized in painting realistic food, fruit and botanical illustrations that are used for packaging. Doug has had a flourishing career and is fortunate to have many happy, recurring clients. For five years he did more than 70 fruit or botanical illustrations for St. Ive’s packaging and over 50 botanical or fruit illustrations for Suave Naturals and Seasonal packaging. Frito-Lay has used his food illustrations on their packaging for Ruffles Potato Chips, Rold Gold Pretzels, Tostitos Salsa, Grandma’s Cookies, Chester’s Fries and Doritos Toppers. Recently, Castella Imports had Doug paint over 70 various Mediterranean food illustrations for their packaging needs.
Doug also has a large number of food, fruit and botanical illustrations that are available for stock use. If interested, please view his stock art section.