Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Savoy Affair
Ever want to make a mixed drink, but cocktail recipes aren't illustrated enough for you?? Boy, do I have the free iPhone app for YOU! Loud Cloud Mixtures! The Loud Cloud, the creative agency that I'm a part of, recently put out a free app for your iPhone called Loud Cloud Mixtures! All of us artists in the Loud Cloud picked a delicious cocktail, and created an illustration based around it. It's a handy gallery of visually & gustatorily satisfying drinks at your fingers, featuring such drinks as Black Forest Martini, Dark and Stormy, Lynchburg Lemonade, Pink Elephant, The Negroni, and many more! Download it from the itunes store (for freeeee) here!
At first, I wanted to do the White Russian...I tried out some sketches, but nothing really felt right for me.
I looked into some more obscure cocktails, and found the Savoy Affair. What an intriguing name, right? It was one of 20 cocktails invented by Joe Gilmore, the longest running head Barman at the Savoy Hotel in London. (another awesomely named cocktail invented by Mr. Gilmore: the Savoy Corpse Reviver)
Anyway, "Savoy Affair" is just screaming for a mysterious summertime hotel rendezvous...and that's what I decided to draw (complete with a shady character watching from the background!)
I was able to realize it pretty quickly and easily, I think it's definitely one of my favorite recent pieces.