Sunday, September 22, 2013

House on the hill

Last week I got a nice request for a drawing. My family owns an ancient farmhouse on the Portuguese hills. Every year grapes are freshly picked from the vineyard. Wine is made from the grapes and this year also several fruits from the land were used to make liqueur. My cousin asked me to design a label for the liqueur-bottles. Last year I made labels for the wine and I wrote about this on my blog back then. You can read about this and the house on the hill overhere:

Last year I wasn't very skilled in Photoshop yet, so the labels I made were completely handemade :-). Since then I learned so much and I have nice ideas for what I want to create this year. I made a drawing with a photograph as a reference, of the house which I will use for my labeldesign.
When it's ready I"ll definitely write about it here, to be continued :-).

I thought it to be a nice idea to create a postcard with an old, sepia look of  the house. Also, a print of the original drawing is available on A4 or A3 size. You can take a look at these new additions to my shop over here if you like:

I hope you enjoyed this blogpost and have a beautiful day!

This is last years red wine with my label on it :-).


  1. I knew you'd be using the house for a label for your cousin! And I know already it's going to look awsome! :)

    Keep posting, it's so nice to see what you're up to.

  2. What a great project to be able to work on! Your drawing of the house is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your finished design, Esther :)

  3. It's absolutely stunning!! I thought it was a 'random' house you drew, but the story behind it makes it even more special :) Love!

  4. Wow, that's a great project! I'm so curious for the final outcome. :) Your drawing looks great!