Taiwan, my home country, has always been known as the “Kingdom of Fruits” in Asia. So as part of a long term commission project I’ve been working for which I’m creating a number of illustrations depicting Taiwan, I decided to create this illustration inspired by the concept of “Taiwan, the Kingdom of Fruits”. I chose different kinds of fruits to represent the different cities of Taiwan. Apart from fruits, I also illustrated some speciality foods, tourist attractions and some other interesting features of cities.
Along with other work I spent around 2-3 weeks working on this project but even though I’m from Taiwan I haven’t visited every single city in Taiwan. I also haven’t lived there for nearly 10 years so unfortunately I’m not so familiar with the things of Taiwan anymore. So I took a while to do some research of each major cities background and tried to find fun and interesting things to illustrate for that city. Over the next few weeks I’ll be illustrating another 4 maps of Taiwan so I have to be careful not to overlap too many things incase people think the illustrations are repetitive.
I’m also really hoping I will have time to illustrate Edinburgh or even do a food map of Scotland. It was a really long process creating this map but I love the final illustration. This has madam wonder what will an Edinburgh city food map or Scotland food map will look like. So stay tuned and hopefully at some point over the summer I will post some more maps on the site.
So far this year I have illustrated a lot of food which I have been and still am really enjoying. I love delicious food and love illustrating good food. It’s so much fun and food is such a happy, colourful and fun top to illustrate
One thing that’s not so great about illustrating food though is you always have to start projects by looking for visual references and some of the foods have brought back memories and I’ve had to eat them, so since January I’ve put on a little weight. But joking aside, I’m really happy with this illustration as I created many colourful vibrant food illustrations for my portfolio and this is always something I really want to do.
Below is the Taiwan food map illustration and some detailed sections of the map. Hope you will like it.
If you would like to buy a print of the Taiwan Fruit Map Illustration you can buy it here from my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/289480045/taiwan-fruit-map-illustration-uk?ref=shop_home_listings