The Art of Map Design: Illustrate Your Own Map

Steph Marshall, Illustrator

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7 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

    • Start Mapping!

    • Choosing Key Elements

    • Illustrating Key Elements

    • Playing with Scale and Composition

    • Finalising Your Design

    • Wrapping Up


About This Class


I'm Steph, a freelance illustrator and welcome to my first class "The Art of Map Design: Illustrate Your Own Map". In this class we will explore ways you can design and create your own illustrated map of somewhere which is personal to you. I'll teach you how to bring the different elements of your map design together before you complete it in a medium of your choice.

This class is for absolutely anyone! No need for any specific equipment other than a pencil and paper. Your maps can be as big or as detailed as you wish, in colour or black and white, paint or pencil, digitally rendered or painted with watercolours- the choice is yours!


I look forward to having you onboard... Let's get started!

43 of 44 students recommendSee All

Nice introductory class to learn the very basics to map creating however it is needed to complete it with other lessons because, as said, it only covers the very basics.
This is a nice and easy map drawing class which is especially helpful for creative writers mapping out settings.
Selina Shapland

author, artist, animal lover

Nice class, simple steps and a great idea for creative projects1
Mira Metzler

Mixed Media Artist





Steph Marshall


Hi I'm Steph, a freelance illustrator and printmaker living and working in the U.K.

I have a particular fascination with maps and love to create work inspired by travel; whether it be places I've travelled to or places I aspire to see. I work both digitally and by hand, creating my illustrations with Photoshop or through the process of screen printing. I often work with bright, bold colours and like to keep my illustrations playful and fun.

I have produced work for internat...

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