This is the inspiration behind my fifth illustrated cocktail artwork called “Señorita Margarita” featuring a Margarita cocktail.
The lettering design is an interpretation of my own calligraphy. I chose Copperplate calligraphy to write the heading.
Using my calligraphic sketch as a reference, I started drawing the lettering on top with tracing paper. Once I was happy with the hand-lettering sketch, I moved to the computer to vectorise and interpret the letterforms.
The phrase “my heart belongs to” is set in Miłosz Italic, my own typeface design in progress.
Once the lettering was finalised, I began drawing the glass. All my line work is done by hand using a 0.38mm and 0.5mm ballpoint pens.
I wanted to have a big palm in the background to bring dynamism and organic forms. Below you’ll see a section of the original line work at A2 size.
After all elements had been hand drawn, I moved to the computer to clean the images and apply colour.
“Señorita Margarita” is a refreshing artwork, using bold colours and Tropicana vibes.
Photo by Mark Lobo at @folilio
Frame by Wilma Art Framing Concept.