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All Passion – Artwork

This is the inspiration behind my third illustrated cocktail artwork called “All Passion” featuring an Old Fashioned.

The reason why I chose this cocktail is that I wanted to use a different type of liquor. I had already featured vodka and gin on my previous artworks, so I felt it was time for a drink featuring whiskey or bourbon.

Brief: 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 0.38mm and 0.50mm ballpoint pen. Then scanned, cleaned and coloured in Photoshop.

Doing further research I found this interesting post:

“The old-fashioned is at once ‘the manliest cocktail order’ and ‘something your grandmother drank’ and between those poles we discover countless simple delights, evolutionary wonders, and captivating abominations. […] It is a platform for a bar to make a statement […]”

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.

Photograph by Mark Lobo from Foliolio
Frame by Wilma Art Framing Concept
Artwork available on my online store