This poster is a re-created illustration from a previous comp and finished art worked up for McGowan Crain in St. Louis, Missouri. The original piece of art was created as a stand up promotional card for the mexican restaurant chain Chi-Chi’s. Created in Adobe Illustrator, I am able to enlarge and reduce the illustration without loss of quality. The process: I first create rough sketches. Then I tighten up each part as a pencil sketch and scan the drawing into the computer. I then use this scan as an underlay importing it into Adobe Illustrator. Each part of the image is created as a shape and eventually I fill the shapes in with color. After the color palette is established, I then create simple gradations to allow the image to have some depth. This piece has been printed as a giclee on watercolor paper.
A cosmopolitan, or informally a cosmo, is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed or sweetened lime juice and garnished with a lemon twist.