two of my friends are collaborating on a very hoppy beer they’ve dubbed hopsplosion. i was recruited to do the artwork, and since i love, love, love hops (save capt’n krunkles), i was excited to work on this! after a few hours of messing around, i came up with this rough, rough preview. there is still a lot to be done, particularly with the bottom portion, i.e. making the stem less stem-y, more hops/less artichoke, more debris(!) and adding some more clouds and depth to the bottom. maybe going a bit more mushroom cloud, but i like the idea of hops “popping.” i’ll post the final version when it’s complete.