Most of the time when someone buys one of my wine books and I am there to see it, I draw a little drawing like this on the blank front end page as a thank-you to the buyer. This is my latest effort for one that I'm about to send off. I was thrilled to hear (from a winery employee) that someone brought my EARTHLY PARADISE into her winery and she loved it. Some people use my book as a guide to wineries and they get it signed like a passport. This one has a date too so my buyers can have a year memory. This one is in only two colors; I've never done a full-color drawing on a book.
I am running out of EARTHLYs. I think I have about 25 left out of my edition of 200. It's time to start working on Book 2: "VIRGINIA UNDER VINE." Right now it's still too cold to draw outdoors.
Sepia brown tech pen ink on book page, colored in Photoshop, 4" x 5", March 19, 2017.