Blind tasting

An illustration for the Wall Street Journal ‘Off Duty’ section about competitive wine tasting.Thanks to AD John Sheppard for the advice and direction.

Blind tasting illustration for Wall Street Journal 2014, Hey Monkey Riot

Below are the rough pencils that I worked on when the initial brief came through without the final article. The only guidance I had for the pencils was that it was about people being competitive around blind tasting. When the article came through it became much clearer that the illustration needed to take the games show approach rather than any symbols, or rhetorical devices.