It has been a huge week since I posted my Stone & Wood tinnie drawing – definitely the most popular piece I’ve done in a while. So many people reached out to let me know they were vibing the colours – thanks for all the comments and ? emojis!
As it turns out the legends who made the original brew, Stone & Wood Brewing, also found it pretty cool. They reached out to find a bit more about me, my art, and exactly how I pulled together the tinnie sketch. In their words:
Last week, whilst doing our daily flick through the gram for inspiring beery news and content, a notification popped up – It was a tag from Sydney based artist Dean Spinks. The post what we thought at the time was a close-up photograph of our Original Pacific Ale can, but after flicking through Dean’s Instagram account of hand-sketched portraits and photorealism art, we quickly realised it was a drawing. Dean had sketched every little detail of the floral design, the shadowing and coloured in the entire can with the signature Pacific Ale orange using a blend of light yellows and dark oranges. A piece of art that took concentration, time and precision.