A few weeks ago I was given a design assignment by one of my professors to create a book. I was thrilled, as I've always played with book designs in my head and can't get enough of them in general. This is the second book that I've made, but it was much different this time because I only had a week and a half! I decided to create a simple cookbook of my favorite recipes, since I take so many pictures of food. I'd still love to make a much larger book and spend more time on it one day, but for now here's a small sample:
I painted all of the illustrations including the front and back cover, with watercolors. I could have made it a lot easier on myself if I didn't, but I wanted playful brush strokes going against clean text. I'm really in love with brush lettering as well, so it was fun to play with it.
The back cover was done in about 15 minutes because I had reached my deadline! Somehow, it all miraculously came together and I'm content with it for now. I can't wait to try it all over again in the future with many more recipes x