Mile 2: Sandwich, Illinois

Name: Sandwich, Illinois
Location: 41.645863, -88.621743
Density: 1,582.3/sq mi (611/ sq km)

SANDWICH BY KIP PERDUE IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-SHARE ALIKE 4.0 INTERNATIONAL LICENSE

SANDWICH BY KIP PERDUE IS LICENSED UNDER A CREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION-SHARE ALIKE 4.0 INTERNATIONAL LICENSE

Sandwich Paper cut

I enjoyed making Sandwich, IL immensely. I chose it because it's the home town of my very best friend and I lived not so far from it for much of my life. I never ventured very far west except when driving out of state, so I would only have possibly passed through it until I was 18. I love the simple set up of the roads, which shows a lot of the history of the town as a railroad one. It was built first as a sort of depot area supporting the railway and so it has tight regular little squares within it. I imagine many towns look somewhat similar. 

In the digital image I used a type of chalk texture and a simple 5 colour palette. I added a white over top of the grey-blue near the end of the work because I felt it lacked some balance. I'm rather enamoured of these colors in this texture. As usual this image is free to use.