Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Style #11: Nest Egg

Nest Egg

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Style #10: Drink To Your Health

Finally got to double digits on the new style. Here is something I've been working on, for an article that I saw in Sunset Magazine called:
"Drink to your health; Stop in for a tea tasting at the new breed of bar opening up across the West."

Drink to your health v.1
Drink to your health v.1

I reduced the size of the head at the behest of my rep. I still kind of like the larger head. Tell me which one you like better in the comments.

A little background on the caduceus (that intertwined snake/medical symbol) with tea leaves (instead of feathers). I based it on Haitian voodoo symbols, called "veve's"


Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Style #9: Le Diable Vert

Le Diable Vert closeup
I saw a blog "covered" where illustrators "cover" a comic book cover in their own style.
I was inspired to do my own cover of a vintage 1906 poster by Leonetto Cappiello, for a wine called Maurin Quina.

I changed it to an absinthe, and with the help of my French friend, David, he helped me come up with:
Le Diable Vert, (The Green Devil).
"Laissez sortir votre diable" means "Let your devil come out"

Apparently there really is an absinthe called "Le Diable Vert" I need to try it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Style #8: Morning Glory Botanical

Morning Glory
My second attempt at a botanical.
I guess since poppies and morning glories are both considered a "medicinal" plant, I now have a theme.