Here is how the Carluccio’s work started off back in early 2015 when Irving and Co. first contacted me. I created thumbnail sketches based on a google search of Piemonte and then later was able to take my own photos when Carluccio’s took me on a trip to the region so I could see for myself what it actually looked like and take photos of the landscape.
These sketches are a bit more worked up and show ideas for the smaller illustrations used for the box sets.
Here are also a couple of colour testers that we tried out before going for a much warmer and more Christmassy palette. None of that beige or pink!