Friday, October 12, 2012
A Moet And Chandon Themed Wine Label
Yayy! Got my laptop working smoothly again. I was having problems keeping it running for longer than four hours at a time, so I went digging and I seemed to have found the root problem and fixed it. So good to have it going again.
Anyhow, my wine label theme continues! I've kept this lady hidden for almost a year in my files, as I had a wonderful friend in France try to pitch this to Moet and Chandon. I decided to post this now as we never heard back from them and were obviously not all that interested...so up on my blog this goes! *laughs*
When I first did the rough sketches for this I already had an idea in mind for the colours. I wanted something that would match the colour of champagne or at least pink champagne. (one of my personal favourite spirits to drink, as red wine makes me sick.) I put a little bit of myself in this, as I tend to get the giggles after just two glasses of wine.
The image of the bottle one from a bunch of images that were googled by my friend and sent to me. I could have painted it, but as time was running short in getting this sent off, I pasted the image in. I have got to work on my laziness factor...or at least learn how to speed up my drawing process.
She is coloured in watercolour pencils (used dry), with white and sepia inks and with some touch ups made in CorelDRAW. In all she took about two weeks to finish off. Her hair was the most tricky to colour in as there's just soooooo much of it. It's like mine, I have hair just past my waist. *laugh* And I tell you, my bloggie friends, I use at LOT of shampoo and conditioner!
Oh! I was also part of Cameron's "Mermaid Swap" recently. I'll have mine up here just as soon as I finish adding a good background for her. But, I got Cameron's mermaid in the mail just yesterday....and I'm in love with it!
Isn't it beautiful?! It always brings me joy to be able to really touch someones art...to get lost in their colouring techniques and line work. I also felt like a little kid again opening up the wonderful packaging...just like Christmas! Thank you so much again, Cameron...you so totally rock, girl. I;m going to be making a special frame for this beauty.
That's it for today my lovely and creative bloggers. Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!