This afternoon, drawing a glass of alcohol was strangely more compelling than working on mortgage paperwork. The deadline for this competition is tomorrow. I am not entirely sure why it has been so compelling for me, beyond the obvious fact that very few people or corporations offer monetary incentives for drawing pictures on napkins.
I had much bigger plans for the trompe l'oeil aspect of this drawing, but the 20 minutes I had to give it forced me to be more realistic... or maybe less realistic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about realism and the merits of accurate representation both in regard to my own work and students' work. Unfortunately, I did not have any meaningful epiphanies while drawing this...beyond perhaps the not very useful and persistent observation that I draw better when I don't have time to try hard.
You can see my other cocktail napkin efforts here.
And view the Tuaca contest page here.
Below, source material and the napkin alone: