Antwerp Illustrated Map

This is it! I want to become a cartographer. I SO enjoyed the assignment of this week in my MATS-e-course. I’ve been drawing for many hours on this one.  Of all the assignments, I enjoyed this one ABSOLUTELY the most. I just couldn’t stop thinking and drawing – sent the kids to my mum to draw all day and I almost didn’t stand up today. A real discovery – and I just got started! I discovered also that a lots of illustrators out there map the world in drawings, like on They Draw And Travel.

It’s a hell of a lot of work too, a map like this! The key is to find the right scale – I think I made the mistake of wanting to put too much on one map. But to be continued! Pure Joy! I share with you the final map and also some of the drawings that are included in the map.

Next in the list: my neighborhood Borgerhout.







67 thoughts on “Antwerp Illustrated Map

  1. Pingback: Antwerp Illustrated Map | Something big is brewing!

  2. Don’t say you ‘want’ to be a cartographer, with this map you ‘ARE’ one! I love maps (and art), and really like your style. This is one of the best blogs I have found through Freshly Pressed – I am now a happy follower.

  3. Love this… I’m currently doing my first ‘world map’ for my very first novel… you’ve inspired me today to really dig down into it and let ALL the details shine forth… thank you.

  4. Reblogged this on The EndPoint Blog and commented:
    When you’re passionate about what you do and focus time and effort, you can produce masterpieces.

    I’m not good at reading conventional maps with my terrible sense of direction, but since I think visually, I do love illustrated maps like these.

    Felt compelled to reblog this fellow WordPress blogger’s post about being a cartographer (in my mind an artist as well).

  5. After looking at a handful of the blog articles on your web page, I truly like your way of writing a blog. I saved it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website too and let me know how you feel. Happy Anniversary

  6. So nice. I am forwarding this to my niece who lives in Mumbai. I am sure she will take a few inputs from this. Mumbai is also a place where a lot of similar things can be done.

  7. Great piece of work. I have just discovered the drone technology to get a different feeling on my photos of cities. But there is nothing that can match your creativity.

  8. one of the most artistic map i’ve ever seen! did you use water colour for the background? what other media/materials did you use?

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