Sunday, 29 January 2012

Cocktail Menu

For the last few weeks I have been kept very busy in my free time with this large personal commission - a fully illustrated, and personalised cocktail menu. This project was so much fun but it required an enormous amount of research and practical work, far more than I had initially anticipated. I have learnt an incredible amount though, about cocktails, their contents and what glasses they should be served in, if nothing else! I can't possibly post the entire thing as it is a personal commission and amounts to many pages, but here's a peak at the index page containing smaller graphical illustrations of all the cocktails contained within the menu.

Christmas Card 2011

Ok, let's pretend it's not nearly the end of January...Here's my Christmas card from last year (or last month!) I didn't want to post it before everyone received theirs in the post but unfortunately once I got back to work it got slightly forgotten about! 

However, here it is. It took quite a few evenings after work to create. It's a combination of 2D and 3D and is based on an idea I have had for a while; I love depicting scenes of contrasting warmth and colour and you don't get much more contrasting than a cold, Christmas Eve with snow and the glowing warmth of a child's bedroom. I wanted to capture the wonder and excitement of a child at Christmas looking out for Father Christmas. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and that the January blues haven't been too bad!