Illustrations from the Vineyards

Very recently, I received an assignment that was a little different. While Illustrations from the Vineyards may not be unheard of, this time, the client requested a detailed sketch, rather than finished art, for a labeling pitch to a winery.

Wine Guy | Illustrations from the Vineyards

It seemed like something that could be fun, so I got started…

A-D Sketch | Illustrations from the Vineyards

This sketch shows the initial direction. I also received this reference for a grape harvester:

Picker | Illustrations from the Vineyards

Taking these elements, I created the first draft…

Sketching the Illustrations from the Vineyards

Sketch 1 | Illustrations from the Vineyards

(I do all my sketching with the standard, medium-tip BIC Cristal ballpoint pen, in black ink.)

The feedback was mainly concerned with one of the figure’s legs, which I adjusted…

sketch 2 | Illustrations from the Vineyards

Finished Illustrations from the Vineyards

After just a few more suggestions from the Art Director, I moved into the final sketch. It took a long time to draw those leaves!

Finished Sketch | Illustrations from the Vineyards

Lastly, here is a finished illustration I did for a booklet by Shafer Vineyards

Hands | Illustrations from the Vineyards

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