Friday, October 8, 2010

IF - Transportation


I’ve been thinking a LOT about maps lately. I’m taking a class that focuses on creating artwork in a series and I’ve chosen maps as the theme for my series. I’ve spent the last few weeks fully immersed in maps—poring over maps, scanning maps, sketching maps, abstracting maps. I think my two favorite kinds of maps are topographic maps and street maps. With so many maps on my mind, a street map seemed appropriate for the Illustration Friday theme of transportation.

11 comments:

Kathy Weller said...

I like this-it's really pretty, nice job on the gradation and I love the pen color you chose. I love maps, too!

Momo said...

I like the lines and colours.

Kerry Schofield said...

I like your map, colors are nice. Artist Saul Steinberg (1950s - 60s) drew nice maps too. Join me on http://twitter.com/ObsessCreative

froggie said...

there's so much going on here! do you feel it? if you look, you can see the teeny cars and taxis, the lights, the vendors, the people!

this is a really wonderful idea, pat! :)

studio lolo said...

fantastic interpretation for the theme. I'd love to see your series!

dthaase said...

so well designed - excellent piece

milli-jane said...

I love this piece & I love maps too. there's something irresistible about them to us artists i think. great use of colours!

Tom Woolley said...

great colours and composition

lori vliegen said...

hello, sweet little cARTographer!!!! your map-quest has just begun.....and you're off to a fabulous start!!! :))

p.s. do you have any idea how truly fantastic your artwork is?!!! xoxox, :))

aimee said...

ohhhh i love maps! especially this one - the colors are wonderful!

maccandace said...

That's cool, sounds like a fun class. Maps are very interesting and I've seen many beautiful ones, sort of combining art and science.