Today I worked on a couple more antique bottles, one for a liniment (for ‘man and beast!’) and another for hair and skin lotion.
I had a random craving for Nanaimo bars today!
More labels today! This time, I went with pubs and lounges as my theme.
Apologies for not posting this yesterday, but I was having problems rasterizing the vector files on these illustrations! I finally managed to bypass the problems this morning by saving the AI files as PDFs, then rasterizing them in Photoshop. For my October 12th illustration, I actually made a series: Vintage Art Deco/Art Nouveau styled postcard templates.
For today’s illustration I was in a bit of a bind: I had some ideas of what to draw, but it was such a busy day and all of my ideas were too complicated to tackle. So for the first time I decided to experiment with a random word generator. I found one on Desiquintans.com. Here were the nouns I ended up with after a few tries:
I chose lucky #4, the maracas. I’m pretty pleased with how they turned out! I might even do a series of percussion instruments in the same style someday.