This is the inspiration behind my third illustrated cocktail artwork called All Passion featuring an Old Fashioned.
Thinking about the Old Fashioned cocktail, the first image that came to my mind was a really comfortable dark space, full of beautiful leather couches and warm lights; a very intimate space with cigars.
I did some research about the cocktail’s recipe and I decided to work on oranges as the main focus of the piece. I love this fruit and its colours.
All the oranges and the glass have been drawn by hand using a 0.38 and 0.50 ballpoint pen. Then scanned, cleaned and coloured in Photoshop.
Lettering: There is a song by Queen called “Good Old Fashion Lover Boy”. I used to be a big fan of Queen when I was a little girl, so this song gave me the inspiration for the message “I learnt my passion in the good Old Fashioned”.
Regarding the lettering style, from the beginning I had the idea of creating a neon sign combined with a vector pattern of a leather couch in the background.
I began to work on the lettering using a monoline. Then I vectorised the forms and added layers of bright colours in Illustrator.
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Photograph: Mark Lobo @foliolio
Frame: Wilma Art Framing Concept