Line Drawing Teapigs Book of Tea cityscapes from around the world celebrated
Teapigs a well know Tea Brand asked to commission a set of 6 cityscape illustrations for their new book publication dedicated to tea. Each of the cityscape illustrations showed: Landmarks or key characteristics of the different regions/cities in the chapter. Each chapter looks at a number of different countries and their recognisable landmarks from a number of different countries in one cityscape.
The Landmarks of the cities were individually drawn with a black fine liner ink pen and composed with the other chosen landmarks to illustrated a detailed skyline for the chapter headings for the Teapigs book. The colour was added to the drawings as a fill to help differentiate the landmarks from one and another.
The Tea-related images- references to the tea information are covered in each relating chapter. The tea-related elements were also illustrated amongst the architecture/landscape for example teacup peeking out behind the gherkin. The 6 cityscape illustrations and elements were broken down as follows,
Tunisia – Carthage, Zebra, Land Rover, Rooibos tea Plant, Mud Hut, Algeria – Maqam Echahid, Metal Tea Pot, Giraffe, Egypt Sphinx, Small Tea Glass
Argentina/S America – Yerba mate, Sydney – Opera House, S Franciso – Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building (NYC), New Zealand – Sky Tower Auckland, Canada – CN Tower, Iced Tea
Uzbekkistan – Bukhara, Powder Gate Prague, Bayterek tower, Kazakstan, Russia – red square
Jordan – Petra, Oman – Asma Bint Alawi Mosque door, Fez, Saudi Arabia – Burj Khalifa, Saudi Arabia – burj-al-arab
Ireland – giant harp, Germany – Bradenburg gate, France – Eiffel tower, Britain –London eye – Route Master Bus, Netherlands– windmill
India –Taj Mahal
Cambodia, China – Great Wall, Japan – Kaimakura Daibutsu, India Rice boat, Taj Mahal
The Illustrations contained a lot of detail within them, and with over 60 individual illustrated elements, which are made up to make a larger composition for each of the 6 cityscape illustrations. The cityscape illustrations were quite intense pieces of work, I am glad they were well received by the client.