This is a scene that I created as a new portfolio piece. I started first by taking several reference photos of diner's and regular people sitting and eating. After that, I did a few thumbnails to come up with my idea and composition. Once I had that, I did a couple sketches, and soon after began to paint. My main interest was capturing what it feels like to sit in a diner such as this one. I wanted to create mood and lighting that would make the viewer feel as if they've been at this diner.