The Lunch, Dinner and Dessert Menus for the Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot
I haven’t been to the Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot, Walt Disney World to order from these yet, but I did get copies to keep!! I am so thrilled with how they turned out! After I did the initial design with the sea turtle the folks at Epcot liked the design so much they wanted to do the dinner and dessert menus too. In order not to have to paint the entire painting multiple times, (It was painted on a full size watercolor sheet, 22″ x 30″) I painted the spotted eagle ray separately and it was digitally swapped out with the turtle. For the dessert menu they liked the lower left portion of the full painting and cropped in for the smaller menu.
For the interior of the menu I did a tone on tone painting to serve as the background for the copy. The graphic designer at Walt Disney Imagineering did the layout of the other elements on top of my painted background.
The Original Painting, Watercolor, 22″ x 30″
The actual menus covers measure 8.5″ x 14″, however, I painted the image large because I wanted to have a larger surface to get more variation in color and not have to paint the details super small.
I couldn’t me more pleased and can’t wait to go and order food!