I've been illustrating maps for Discover Britain Magazine for the last few years. Here are a selection of the ones that I liked the best. I really enjoy illustrating maps - you get to do lots of fun spot illustrations and also hand draw some type. What could be better?
This is a map of the North Norfolk coast. I love drawing lighthouses, and the Happisburg is a fine specimin.
This is the Lake District, and probably one of my favourite map to date. I've never been to the Lake District but it's certainly on my list of places to go.
It was so meditative to draw Stokesay Castle. This is a map of the Shropshire Hills AONB.
I've put this down on my list of 'places I really must go and visit'. So much beautiful scenery.
I drive through this area whenever I go to visit my parents however I only ever stop at Stourhead (conveniently located off the main road). I should probably rectify it one day because wouldya look at all those stately homes.
The area around the River Camel (alas, not a river filled with camels) in Cornwall is so peaceful and beautiful. It was great to help bring it to life slightly for this map.
I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Cairngorms recently with some friends. The mountain scenery is stunning so I was thrilled when I was asked to illustrate this map for Discover Britain Magazine.
I have fond memories of visiting Wales as a student and although I never made it to this area, I really enjoyed illustrating it. Doing the research is kind of like a mini holiday - a good excuse to spend lots of time snooping around on Google Street View. Is that sad? Who knows!
Despite living in Cornwall for over ten years, I've *whisper* never been to the Isles of Scilly. I know, right! And it's somewhere where I've wanted to go since I was ten and watched a programme about diving there. It's only about 40 miles from where I live so I have no excuse really but there you go. It's on the (long) list.
I love exploring the Cotswolds so this map was a lot of fun to do. There are so many cute towns and old houses which were great to draw - all those timber frames! Beautiful.