The fine folks from Brummell mag asked me to illustrate a page a about gin and bees, how could I resist this fine assignment!?
The client referred to one of my "hands with flower" illustrations, which was a lovely idea for this feature. I immediately had a picture of a possible illustration in my mind.
Below is the final illustration with a little bee on the side.
Followed by early stage sketches for this feature.
The main focus should be on the Gin itself and it`s ingredients, that`s why I chose to show the lovely bottle surrounded by lots of flowers and herbs.
My second idea was to show a lady enjoying a glas of Gin. The text referred to the owner, a clever woman who`s family also own a crisps manufacture (such a dream!), so I imagined her when drawing this.
As I really enjoy drawing hands I finally drew this version of an elegant hand holding a full glas of Gin surrounded once again by all the beautiful ingredients.