Raheem Nelson

Chicken Burger (Mayflower Pub)

One of the most significant things about my trip to London was that my Mom had been there years ago when she was a teenager. I was far from home but as a result I felt closer to her because of this new, shared experience. Using WhatsApp I easily shared pictures I was taking and got advice on places to visit. One day during the trip I asked for recommendations for a place to eat. Mom suggested The Mayflower Pub. This is the oldest pub on The River Thames, London. 

I ordered a delicious Chicken Burger and took the reference photo for it to paint from later. Again I experimented with texture. The bun had to look well lit, soft and slightly wet. Procreate has a wide array of brushes so I was able to do that with a little extra work. The rest of the illustration utilizes my illustration and cartooning expertise. 

After completing the illustration I posted it to Instagram (I post my work there before blogging about it later.) and it was picked up by The Mayflower Pub’s Instagram feed. They liked it so much they even featured it on their page and website. You can follow them @mayflowerpub and be sure to visit them at www.mayflowerpub.co.uk. Illustration created using Procreate on iPad Pro.

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