I’m reaching the end of my journey that is design school. But before I focus on graduating, there are some projects that need to be revisited. This one is the first of the four I will be revisiting and the results of this revisit is going better than expected!
This project is from my illustration class last year. It’s a label for a wine called holy water. I liked the idea of it, but this wasn’t the right style to suit it.
So I started researching of the concept of holy water, what’s it used, etc. While I was looking at some gorgeous churches, the one thing that always seems to stand out is the stained glass. During the middle ages, a lot of people couldn’t read because books were expensive and labouring to make. Because stained glass depicted stories from the bible, they were often called the poor man’s bible. So that got me thinking, what is a poor man’s holy water? Vodka. It can banish the evil spirits, cleanse a man of his sins and a whole lot of things, but it’s the perfect concept for this project.
So I started with some sketches, after that I build the frame in Illustrator.
After finding a reference image, I started creating the girl.
After finishing the image, it time to colour it! I pulled colours out from the image to the right!
And voilà! One awesome illustration!
Now, I have to complete the back, work on the typography and find a bottle. I’m also thinking about getting this printed on a see-though paper like velum to get the full stained glass effect.
What do you think? Feel free to critique my work in the comments below and don’t forget to read some of my other post.