I was taking this class just for fun when my partner turned to me and said, "hey, do you want to make some maps for the festival I'm coordinating?" So my taking of this class magically turned into a real client brief! So my maps are for a performing arts conference coming up next month in Ireland and will be printed in the program for that event. THANK YOU TOM for being so generous with your knowledge and I hope I've managed to pull from the methods from this class without stepping on your toes stylistically. I learned so much from this class and it was amazing to be able to apply it to a real project immediately. I think I will continue to add my own flavor to these techniques and develop them in my own way over time.
Galway has gorgeous contours!
I used digital brushes because I don't yet have a scanner or printer...!
Tried a few different approaches to lettering and the popout box behind it
This was a lettering-icon combo that I really didn't like! Trial and error...