Honey and Fig Tart

Honey and Fig Tart - student project

I decided after much deliberation to choose figs for my chosen fruit as I've never illustrated figs. I was drawn to figs on dark backgrounds and also it seemed when there was a pattern of sorts forming. There were sweet and savoury tarts that looked appealing but in the end I found one for a fig tart that looked simple.

Honey and Fig Tart - image 1 - student project

With my layouts I drew whatever came into my mind without thinking for too long. I used TDAC long thin format with the gutter down the middle of the page. So there is a selection where the main title moves all over and other spaces for the ingredients and method.

Honey and Fig Tart - image 2 - student project

I drew many versions of fairly decorative figs using black pens ( Pentel brush pen and Micron ) and white pens ( Posca) 

Honey and Fig Tart - image 3 - student project

Using my own hand lettering I went through many versions of the recipe title until I felt there was enough to choose from at the artwork stage. I also looked ant MyFonts for inspiration.

Honey and Fig Tart - image 4 - student project

Even putting together the artwork I was still playing around with the layout to suit, depending on the eventual size of the tart and recipe. This was made easy as the different elements were in layers.

Honey and Fig Tart - image 5 - student project

I was really happy with how it turned out. The layout reflects the simplicity I wanted to achieve but also making the figs really stand out .

Ohn Mar Win

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