Moleskine European City Map Drawings
The rationale behind the maps, read on or enjoy the short clip 🙂 I guess Id like to explain the maps which started off initially as maps of dates I would go on with a girl I was seeing at the time, the dates were fun and I wanted to capture the moments as a little memories of time as drawings in my moleskin sketch book.
The maps continued to develop into a illustrative style. I was pretty much in a transitional period, creatively and as a person. Luckily my illustration agent noticed my drawings, Thanks Ben, and liked them, and encouraged me to create more map work and drawings.
I hadn’t seriously been drawing for a very long time, and its only been 3 years since I took it up more seriously, mostly out of frustration of being sat at a computer being a vector artist, which was stifling. I was waiting for something to magically happen, I was waiting for those clients to notice and commission my work, It doesn’t work like that, I was stuck with my old vector illustration style. with few commissions coming through the door, I took control and decided to take a risk and make drastic changes.
I’m pretty lucky to kick off a new illustration style from scratch it was a risk, I guess you have to take control of things, experimenting with ideas, the maps and illustrations have been going well, recently I thought it would be fun to combine drawing and traveling into a personal project, where I can take short day trips to European cities and capture them as map drawings, while having a bit of fun at the same time.
Change is good sometimes, you have to change it up to develop and try things, if you don’t try and give things a go, you wont know where it might take you. Im also trying out being more straight talking, some of you who know me well, know id never give away so much info as I have above, if your still here, thanks for reading.
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