For Halloween this year I thought it would be fun to create a treat to hand out instead of doing the usual. Since I dressed up as the late actress Carmen Miranda (also known as lady who wears a bowl of fruit on her head) I figured I should make something fun and fruity to match.
I kept the fruit illustrations simple, but gave them a bit of a grunge flair by adding the gritty texture for depth. The color palette was inspired by candy since these were made for Halloween, so I went for something bright and acidic. And lastly, I added the phrase, "Ripen Up" along the perimeter of the banana as a nod to not only the literal aging of the fruit, but ourselves. We can grow up and be mature, but that doesn't mean we must lose our vibrancy or playfulness of our inner child.