Food, glorious food! One of my favourite subjects to draw. So I was psyched to draw a bunch of Rhode Island's most delicious and representative tasty bits.
That first illustration is kind of like those classic exploded technical drawings of toasters and such, the ones in the manuals that shows all the parts that make up the toaster. Rhode Islanders call submarine sandwiches (subs) "grinders". I love learning regional stuff like that.
Rhode Islanders also love their chowder and clam cakes!
Their main drag has a bunch of restaurants so I finally got to make one of those map-type illustrations I see in magazines!
I also learned about "kawfee milk" made from coffee syrup. Why haven't I heard of coffee syrup before?
4x milk and 4x sugar in coffee is called the "Xtra Xtra"!
And here are the illustrations that are meant to go around the hed and dek (headline and sort of sub-headline writing)! Clockwise from top left: Ravioli, some type of slushy lemonade that comes with a pretzel stick, calamari, and a zeppoli (a type of pastry that sounds pretty awesome).
It's fun making a series of illustrations like this -- A unified collection that shares a harmonious colour palette. Nice to do it when given the chance!