A Hakka Chinese franchise - Indolicious reached out for one-of-a-kind art work for their upcoming project. Seamlessly fusing Indian and Chinese culture would definitely prove a challenge for most, but not for David Anthony.
The mural combined multiple aspects of traditional art from both respective cultures: Chinese Ink paintings inspired the background, the woman was crafted in Mughalai/Rajput fashion, and the dragon was classic Chinese.
The concept itself was based on illustration from an ancient poem and manuscript that originates in 18th Century Delhi. More information on this can be found below.
Custom jewels, metals, and fabrics were sourced and ordered specifically for this piece to make it truly unique.
View of the mural with the restaurant interior complete
Brief excerpt of the poem that inspired the magic
Concept sketch used for the dragon
Concept Design and notes -
keep in mind that the lanterns
in the mock up were never used.