Every now and then, I get the urge to draw something a little outside my comfort zone (whales and polar bears). I think that this is necessary when it comes to illustration as it allows your work to progress and remain exciting to you.. plus it never hurts to expand your portfolio.
Why cocktails? I love sitting down at a bar and looking through the drinks menu and seeing that every aspect has been carefully designed, down to the illustrations in the menu. Therefore, it has been a dream brief of mine for as long as I’ve been drinking to design a cocktail menu.
So far, I have drawn a gin & tonic and a cosmopolitan and am pretty happy with how these have turned out as I haven’t drawn an inanimate object for at least 3 years! The colouring isn’t perfect and my ice cubes definitely leave a lot to be desired but I really enjoyed drawing them and will hopefully get more confident the more I draw.
Once I have a sample of 5-10 drawings that I am really happy with, I will send these off to bars and hopefully have a chance to work on my own menu.