The client was Saffron Brewery and the brief was an interesting one. The owner wanted a strong theme running through the designs in the form of a pheasant character that would act as a brand identifier. This was a dream job combining beer and cartooning, one I took on with relish!
This is an ongoing project and hopefully many more delicious beers will need designs to accompany them.
For this project I decided to try and create images that were not too modern and slick. With this in mind I dug out my Staedtler pens and inked these images by hand before scanning them in and colouring them in Photoshop. This is the technique I had used for many years before progressing to digital inking. Real, physical inking is a joy it has to be said. I just love it but digital inking makes sense, although it does take some getting used to.
Here are the designs I have done to date...
|Ramblers Tipple Clip|
|Saffron Porter clip|
|Saffron Blonde clip|
|Squire's Gamble Clip|
|Winter Blues Clip|