Friday, May 27, 2016

Food Pyramid

This image isn't so much a pun, as it is a literal interpretation of the term 'Food Pyramid'.  While the concept itself is antiquated, since the pyramid has been retired for some lame(r), version that is now a plate (food plate...serious?!!! WEAK), it is still an iconic image that is recognizable.  This particular piece was influenced due to a more personal journey I was on, in which I overhauled my personal nutrition.  The goal with this piece was to capture the essence of the 'Food Pyramid', by representing all the necessary food groups, but twisting it into a more comically expression of the pyramids you see formed by cheerleaders (afterall these foods are cheering you on to a balanced diet, right).  In order to complete the effect I even added marshmallow pom-poms onto the chocolate bar at the top of the pyramid (who's expressions are priceless).  In this piece, and many of my works, I attempted to add small bits of details that a true observer would be able to appreciate.  In the case of this work, I did my best to capture the personality of each food, or how I felt they would react in this situation. The illustration was made in March 2016, and available as a print at Wondercon 2016 in Los Angeles.  It is entirely digital, made in Illustrator, Painter, and Photoshop.

UPDATE 3/26/18:
To purchase this image, please visit my etsy store here:
Food Pyramid
Or to purchase a Canvas Bag with this image on it here:
Food Pyramid (Canvas Bag)

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