Did this design for a buddy’s restaurant a few months ago. It was tedious, but a very rewarding project when it was completed, and I’m really happy with how it came out.
original concept sketch
I was really struggling with the concept for this piece, as I’d never done a menu before. It literally came down to me googling seafood menus at one point. Eventually it came to me though- the restaurant looks down on a marina that is right at the base of the Corpus Christi downtown skyline. I wanted to create a simplified version of the bay’s water swirling below the skyscrapers.
Getting all the strokes down actually didn’t take too long, but tweaking them so they all appeared smooth and relatively uniform in style took much longer than anticipated. Looking back on it I’m glad I took the amount of time that I did.