This article was about English chef Fergus Henderson reminiscing about his past adventures in the Four Seasons Hotel, New York City. Martinis play a big part in the story so I decided to make the iconic Statue of Liberty his drinking partner.
Some word association to come up with concepts and my first rough to client.
Reference pictures I found on the internet and used for the final drawing.
The final linework done in pencil. The hamburger was replaced with a martini glass, as it's featured often in the article.
Colour and texture was added in Photoshop. I like to stick to a limited colour palette for consistency.
The illustration as it appeared in the June 2015 issue of Gourmet Traveller magazine.