For beer fans out there, this was an illustration job I did for Swamphead Brewery in Gainesville, FL in 2009. I did the digital Big Nose artwork here on the label; my friend Buster O'Connor (of Verdeo Design in St. Augustine, FL) has the Swamphead account and did this label design along with the others in the series for the brewery.
This started with a finished pen and ink drawing on vellum of the stump character, and a couple of pen & ink drawings of cypress trees, scanned and colored as separate elements in Painter and composited in Photoshop. I'm kind of pleased with the water; I was trying to get that transparent aqua look of a north Florida spring.
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