Thursday, March 28, 2013

Comeback Kid - Ottawa Magazine

Another illustration for Ottawa Magazine. This image was created for the article Comeback Kid. It's a very interesting article about Merlot wine and how it has come in and out of popularity over the years. Currently, it's in. Jane, my awesome art director, suggested we use the classic Aesop fable about the crow and the pitcher to bring life to the illustration. The reason: the word Merlot is a derivative of the word merle which is French for blackbird. They figure it was called that for one of two reasons — because the grapes are dark blue/black like the colour of blackbirds, or because blackbirds love to eat the grapes!

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