Po Po's Banana Nut Bread

Po Po's Banana Nut Bread - student project

3/5/21: I revisited this artwork and made some changes now that I have more experience drawing in Procreate. 

Po Po's Banana Nut Bread - image 1 - student project

 

I decided to use a recipe from my great-grandmother. She lived in Florida all her life, raised children and grandchildren, was an amazing seamstress and cook. She had chickens and I believe she influenced my mom, who then passed on the love of baking and sewing on to me. 

I wanted to go with a 1950's theme and thought of the Betty Crocker cookbook with the red and white checkerboard cover. I alluded to the that with a pink checkerboard pattern in the background. The brown pattern is reminiscent of baking parchment paper. 

I used Procreate on the Ipad pro and an apple pencil to draw and color everything. I wanted to set it up in Illustrator, but I had a hard time transferring my drawings and logistics got the best of me. I really enjoyed this process and hope to design more illustration recipes. 

I'm going to print this recipe out and give it to all the women in my family for Christmas!

Po Po's Banana Nut Bread - image 2 - student project

Po Po's Banana Nut Bread - image 3 - student project

Po Po's Banana Nut Bread - image 4 - student project

Nancy Henry

Designer & illustrator

Teacher