Creating illustrative maps can be SO fun. You have the power to add only the elements you wish to add, creating a unique view of an area otherwise known for other landmarks. We’ve all seen examples of these maps, and they’re like eye candy. Visually stimulating map illustrations can be achieved by choosing simplicity or heavy detail and focusing on a particular color palette. You can also create a unique map by creating a theme of something more specific. Often times this is found in designed maps with focus on themes like popular landmarks, historical sites or a city’s “Best Of” guide. You might also stumble upon a hidden gem.
In this class, we’ll be diving into creating maps using Procreate on the iPad. Of course, you can work along with any other digital program of your choosing. And if you’re more of an analog worker, not to worry! I’ll have tips for you along the way as well. Join me as we explore:
Choosing your map’s special location
Highlighting unique elements and landmarks
Referencing memories of experiences or travel
Incorporating illustrative elements
Calling locations out with simple lettering and
Selecting unique color palettes
When you’ve finished this class, you’ll have a special story within the map you’ve created, and you’ll be ready to share it with the world. I can’t wait to see what you do with yours, so let’s jump in!