Moleskine Sketchbook inky Map Drawing of Madrid. Full of vibrancy and life, Madrid is a bustling city and a delight to all of the senses. This energetic city is rife with culture, stunning architecture and natural beauty. While on my daytrip to Madrid, I visited:
As one of the Europe’s oldest cities, Rome is steeped in history. It is home to some of the most stunning architecture, awe-inspiring art and incredible historical monuments. During my day trip to Rome, I visited these wondrous destinations:
Moleskine Sketchbook inky Map Drawing of Venice, On my trip to Venice, I set out to explore one of the most romantic cities in the world. Known for its art, architecture and culture, it has been referred to as the ‘most beautiful city built by man’ – so, of course, I had to see it for myself.
During my day in Venice, I visited five locations:
Described as “the most absorbing city on Earth”, Paris is a city for lovers of culture, cuisine and art. I was eager to explore the City of Lights, taking in its beauty during my day trip by visiting five different locations:
Wine Region Map of Chinon France. Gallimard approached me about designing a map of the Chinon region in France. The client wanted an illustration for a youth edition of its travel guide, that is accurate and detailed enough to serve as an educational reference.
The editorial team at Gallimard’s provided a list of places of interest to be depicted on the map, such as:
Gallimard’s travel guides are known for being very visual, including plenty of illustrations that provide readers with a better understanding of the area they plan to visit. They offer an in-depth look at the history, traditions, nature, art and architecture of each area, with graphics to enhance the guide and ensure that it can be read before, during and after a trip.
My illustration will be included on pages 28 and 29 in the section about the history of La Rabelaise.
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Moleskine inky Map drawing of Prague City, with diverse architecture across the city, breath-taking views and a thriving art scene, Prague is an exciting destination for any avid traveller. During my time in this extraordinary city, I explored six destinations:
I was commissioned Scholastic UK to illustrate a map for Alice Broadway’s upcoming young adult novel, INK, which is set in a dystopian world similar to The Hunger Games. It was my goal to create a piece that complemented the tone and narrative of her novel while adding my own visual interpretation of her words.
There are many fictional locations that the publishing house wanted depicted on the map, including:
INK is the first novel in a trilogy which is set in a world where people must be tattooed with their own life stories. When they die, their skin is made into a book. The first book in Broadway’s series is about a woman named Leora who wants to ensure that her father is remembered forever after his death. However, when his book is confiscated, she discovers a dark secret and she is left to wonder if she really knew him at all.
“The idea is hugely, darkly compelling – a world where every action and deed is marked on your skin and nothing can go unnoticed,” says Genevieve Herr, Commissioning Editor at Scholastic UK. “But it’s Alice’s execution that is extraordinary – her writing is so accomplished and beautiful, and her world is so rich, that we believe in it absolutely. I’m so excited to have acquired Ink and can’t wait to work on it with Alice.”
With such an innovative idea from a talented new author, it was my duty to create an illustration in line with her vision. The map appears in the first few pages of INK, so readers can flip back to the beginning and reference it any time. INK is now available in paperback and for Kindle on Amazon.
The US edition of Lonely Planet Magazine, were looking to commission a full page illustration on breads that celebrate spring in different parts of the world. The assignment would consist of 5 different bread illustrations and hand lettered short descriptions
Hot Cross Bun, United Kingdom
Sweet, raisin-studded buns, marked with a cross on top.
King Cake, U.S.
Tricolored iced dough ring with a plastic baby surprise!
Colomba Pasquale, Italy
Dove-shaped, panettone-style sweet bread.
Sweet braided dough dotted with red Easter eggs.
Spice- and nut- lled cookie pastry.
Puran Poli, India
Hot stacks of cardamom-infused and ghee-covered at breads.