In our last week of Lilla Rogers Bootcamp we were asked to draw our favourite drink. Not ever tasting coffee, only sipped tea once [at age 40!] and being a non-drinker, my most consumed beverage is soda water [sparkling water]. So I chose to draw that.
To prepare for my piece, I scribbled out some ice cubes, one of my favourite glasses, a few Mason jars, bubbles, and also some fruit slices, mint & raspberries. Oh and an elegant tall jug. I imagined I'd been sipping away my refreshing drink in the warm Australian summer, even though its was a very cold & wet winter here at the time.
Our assignment following sketches was to make a piece of wall art just for us. Something in our style that we would want to hang on our wall or gift to a friend. I wanted something light & fresh looking, possibly something I'd hang in my kitchen or dining room. So up above is what I submitted.
I did work on several versions prior to this one above. I quite like the idea of adding a margin of pattern work to a painting [like in this version below] but in this case, I edited it out. I also ended up moving away from the painted background & over the top, added some digital textures to soften the look & give some it some extra detail/ points of interest. I also pulled one of the flowers from the patterned panel I had painted below & by adjusting the levels in Photoshop, I got a nice pop of watercolour so I've added these into the floral mix in my final version above too.
I may list this in my ETSY shop as a greeting card at some stage soon. I need to get a few things to the printer so this just might make the list.