Monday, March 3, 2008

Periscope Cellar

This magically dark little piece was done for an Illustration assignment for a wine label.  The only restrictions were that it had to be in a square format, and that it had to be nautical.  For some reason I came up with this rather dark image of an anchor plunging into the ocean, only to find itself surrounded by floating people.  Whether these people are dead or drowning is open to interpretation, but I just wanted an image that was dreamy and dark.

I'm very happy with the final product.  I think its beautiful and haunting, which was all I really wanted for this assignment.  Whether or not it fits the mood of a wine bottle, well, that's kinda up to you.  My favorite figure is the female in the dress.  She came out the most light and airy (watery?).

The first two smaller images are how the image originally was colored, and a darker, bluer one.  The bottom larger one was the final compromise.  A not so dark, greener one.

1 comment:

Asenath said...

i really love this. and i love that it's a nautical piece. the anchor is fabulous. and i think they've drowned. it is very dark for wine...its like a death sentence. still, it is every bit as haunting and beautiful as you say.