Chicago, Illinois, US
This map uses an aerial view of Chicago to capture as much of the architecture in the Loop and around Grant Park as possible. Over 250 buildings, streets, sculptures, parks and landmarks are represented in this illustration.
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I decided to illustrate a map of the downtown Bothell area, with highlights being my family's favorite walking routes, some of our favorite businesses to visit, and a few main landmarks. We are a family of fantasy fans: we read Lord of the Rings, we play Dungeons and Dragons regularly, we dress up in costumes. So it felt right to honor our interests and illustrate the map like a fantasy story.
This is an extremely realistic representation of the red planet, including landing locations and schematics of NASA's successful probes. This official map shows global geological formations and scientific features, and more very important and relevant information for those wishing to understand Mars. Not to scale, but still very official and important.
I watched our bouvier, Ferris from my upstairs, studio window last week, playing in the backyard, amusing himself & just thought it would make a great map! We can’t always travel afar, but we can appreciate where we are, and make the best of what we have, and I certainly saw him doing that! lessons learned from our dog! he’s happy chasing his ball, or chewing on one of his many bones, or just rolling in the snow! He gets a big run everyday, and sometimes runs with me, but he’s just as happy in his yard! and he loves the snow! Hand-drawn & hand-lettered map, in ink & watercolours, our backyard. He’s such a great fella, full of life and always makes us laugh, he certainly can teach you to embrace life fully! I had a lot of fun with this map! and illustrating his busy day! no need to explain the yellow snow!