Here's the thing: Amtrak gets a bum rap. Sure, it has its own issues — and it's undeniable that it is quicker to fly from Washington, DC to San Francisco than it is to take the train.
You miss a lot when you're flying over the country though — things that you get to see up close from one of Amtrak's long distance trains. Plotting out these illustrations was, to this humble train fan, a hugely fun experience.
This personal project gave me the experience to practice and perfect a new style of illustration.