This kitchen illustration was created for a promotional cookbook for Northern Ohio Illustrators Society (NOIS), and features some interesting elements.
The plant vines and ivy decoration are custom Illustrator brushes, created from some original vector illustration work. Watercolor brushes were used for some of the textures; however, the fried chicken texture was a multi-layered illustration created in Photoshop, just for this piece.
The triadic color scheme creates an overall cool illustration, with some warmth and a touch of contrast.
Lastly, the layout was provided in this case, but the daffodil illustration is mine, and is also featured on this site.