Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yerba Mate

This image started out as a sketch in my sketchbook, then a demo for the digital painting class that I teach and then I ended up finishing it just for fun. It is based on my memories of a place I lived in Misiones, Argentina.
If you know anyone from Argentina, then you will know all about mate, the herbal tea that all Argentines constantly drink through a metal straw called the bombilla. Misiones is where they grow the herbs. That's what the green rows in the background are. And Misiones is known for its tierra colorada or red dirt which turns all white shirts to pink.