Hand Drawing Moleskine City Map illustration
Moleskine Sketchbook Hand Drawing travel map illustration of cities I have either been to or cities I would like to travel to in the future. The Moleskine City Map drawings is a personal project I have been working on over the last 5 years.
The Moleskine city maps started from a drawing in my small Moleskine sketchbook of a planned date I had arranged which has now developed into over 50 Moleskine sketchbook drawings of Cites around the world.
The date involved a number of locations around London such as the Royal Academy of Arts, the large Waterstones Book shop near Piccadilly Circus, the Photographers Gallery in Soho as well as enjoying a walk down Carnaby Street.
The Moleskine maps then developed into a personal project of trips to Europe. Some of which were holidays and the majority of them being planned day trips. I wanted to capture a map that had the highlights of a city which could be seen within a few hours.
I would normally arrive early in the morning and leave late in the evening. This would maximise my time in the city to allowing me to see as much as was able to while at the same time I would be drawing in my Moleskine sketchbook.
I would sketch the city loosely in pencil and go over the faint pencil line using a fine line Rotring pen, once the pen detail is completes, I would use pro marker pens to colour in the land area in green, and any streams and rivers with a blue colour and the roads using a grey colour.
The travel map would then be shown to my social media followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. While I am in a particular city,
I like to visit a museum or gallery to enjoy a bit of culture. I use my camera to take photographs of architecture, people, street art for reference material.
The day would fly by pretty quickly. As soon as you know it, its late evening and time to fly back home again.