Early Times Whiskey, who makes the whiskey for the famed Mint Julep concoction every year for the Kentucky Derby has an annual contest for one lucky artist to get their work on the mixed drink bottlewrap. A couple of months had gone by when a rep for the marketing company behind the contest called. However, the grand prize/honor was not to be mine, as I was informed that my illustration was considered but not ultimately chosen... I suppose that would make my horse the one in 2nd or 3rd!
Either way, it was fun to have to color everything by hand, they had a no digital rule, which was kind of refreshing. Everything is in ink and watercolor.