Thursday, 14 April 2011

Uisge beatha! We call it whisky.

illustration of the invention of Whisky

Praise to the Celtic monks of old,
Who first the water of life bottled.
Distilled of grain mash frothing frisky,
Uisge beatha! We call it whisky.

'Uisge Beatha' is Scottish Gaelic for 'water of life', the name monks of the time gave to distilled spirit. Over time 'Uisge' became the word 'whisky'.

Is it too much suggesting 'old' and 'bottled' rhyme? Hope not.

I made up the verse and created the image in response to the Illustration Friday theme 'bottled'.

Here's some pics of the illustration process and materials.







2 comments:

  1. Well, the process played out very nicely. And I agree, bottled water is one of the biggest cons of the modern age.

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  2. oh i can't wait to see your digital colouring process. the colour always turns out very nice :)

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