We recently started making original illustrations for the Artists behind our Cremacaffè Sound Packs. The objective was to complement their Sounds with images reflecting the nature of our collaborations: warm, and whimsical, and home-made.
All the illustrations were to be drawn by hand and finished with minimal computer-processing, using pencil and watercolor pencils on cotton paper. I added a black marker contour, then cut them out with a knife. This combination of subjects, coloring technique and strong contours may give a feeling of an old-school tattoo, here is why Andrea and I named this series “Old School”.
To enhance the tactile feeling of the drawing as a physical object I photographed them on a textured background. I shot all of the pictures on a very hot and sunny day at our place by the sea. All the textures there are quite rough, and I love taking pictures of them throughout the seasons. Since the objective is to extend a tactile feeling to the Viewer, I thought of using the most emotionally charged surfaces I got, hoping that some of my own impressions will come through.
On the right: the cover for Adrian’s SoundPack, Cinematic Feelings. What I like a lot in this image is that it is a seamless combination of lichens (time they take to grow: seasons), watercolor drops (made in: hours, minutes), stains of paint (made in: seconds).
If you wish to commission an original Artwork, please get in touch 📬
· A Whole Sound Palette In A Drawing
· Insights and making of the illustrations
· Cremacaffè Illustrations on Instagram
· Cremacaffè Sound Packs