Saturday, April 09, 2011

Illustration Friday: bottled


I have created a few wine labels and it is something I really enjoy. I don't drink, but I find it very appealing to make a piece of art that people get to look at while they are relaxing and having fun! They are feeling good and hopefully looking at your art and taking the time to notice the little details ;) My submission for Illustration Friday's "bottled" theme is a wine label for a father/son wine making venture up here in Topanga. This label was made for a competition they were entering in the hopes of cash prize to possibly fund their endeavours. I had a very short period of time to paint something that gives the impression of rustic and homemade.

16 comments:

Tracy said...

Wow, that is sooooooo cool, Val! :) How neat!

Vicki Smith said...

That sounds like a great project! Love the little bunch of grapes the gal is holding.

asperezas said...

Only a special wine deserves such a graceful label :)

Doodlestreet said...

I can't help but grin when thinking about someone having a few glasses and getting REALLLLY relaxed (aka: ripped), and then staring at your art and imagining themselves in the scene! Now with your style of art, that would be frickin' FUN! Whoooopieeee! :D Hahhaha! Yeahhh!

kj said...

this is very beautiful and serene, val. i would love this bottle on the little table in my backyard, which is funny to say since i don't drink either :^)

thinking of you dear friend, with love

kj

jeez, blogger gave me a run for my money! xoxo

erin said...

My brother is a vintner and cringes everytime I tell him I buy wine based on the label art :D

LDahl said...

What better way to pick wine? :-D

Ana said...

Cool project, wine and art...I think they make a good combination.
Good Luck with everything!

Janet said...

I would also buy this wine for the label! And I don't drink either. Very cool Val!

Eric Barclay said...

Really beautiful work!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Val. I don’t drink (anymore) either. But i used to like to look at some of the art on the bottles. I can’t remember what I was looking at Though. lol What a cool label! Love the concept and that you have one of your houses in the background :o) I hope this was a winner in the competition. Take care and God bless.

andrea said...

Rustic and home made indeed. I don't know how I missed this one but I must say it never fails to boggle my mind how productive you are. You have made a lot of good art my little friend! :)

andrea said...

PS Your link to my blog is out-of-date. Just sayin'.

Ellen Byrne said...

Super duper label!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

oh this is a very cool idea; sort of like vitamin water is fun to read while drinking it.

GAFFER GIRLS said...

serious cool.

love you girl . thanks for the visit.