Sophia Hunt

Ink, Graphite, Photoshop
21 x 29.7cm


This illustration focuses on the origin of the coffee bean, taking the focus away from any modern associations that we may have with coffee, its production and its usual marketing. I aimed to portray a simple and organic image, reflecting on my time researching the organic structures of various beans and plants.

The image deconstructs coffee to its simplest form, drawing on elements of traditional botanical illustration. Through my own style of illustration, I wanted to convey both the detail and patience taken to harvest and produce coffee, as well as the relaxed, calm nature drinking coffee is attributed to.