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Sergio Huykman

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Hello people, here is my first post.


A few years ago I made this piece for a travellers´ magazine; never saw it printed. At that time no GIS application ran on my little Mac.

The relief was drawn with a soft lead pencil and processed in Photoshop, other features in Illustrator.

The publisher asked me for an amusing map... and it certainly was for him... never payed mi a cent.


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Hello people, here is my first post.


A few years ago I made this piece for a travellers´ magazine; never saw it printed. At that time no GIS application ran on my little Mac.

The relief was drawn with a soft lead pencil and processed in Photoshop, other features in Illustrator.

The publisher asked me for an amusing map... and it certainly was for him... never payed mi a cent.


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I really love your map - very nice balance of color, features, and style. I hope you have the opportunity to do more like this.
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Very well done! It's too bad you never got paid for it... :(
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Beautiful map! How did you create the paper background? Is it a scan you made or an image you found? Either way it realy sets the tone for the map. I know it can be hard to do, but it would be really cool to see more of the paper texture under the map itself to give the impression of ink on paper (like you see under the water shading around the island). Your hand shading is great too btw.

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Beautiful map sergio,

I would consider doing a knock-out on your lakes/collapsed calderas, currently right now they really pop.

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Bummer you never got paid, this really is a great map. The colors and hill shading are very well done. Good job!
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I suggest you put it up on Alamy for sale. You never know, someone may buy it eventually, even if it is up there for years.
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Sergio, that is a really nice piece of artwork. I really like the color schemes you presented. Especially the light blue glow around the island that fades into the brown textured paper. It's a warm touch that works great. Your hand detail work in the terrain is rather exceptional too. Very nicely done my friend.

It does stink about not getting paid, but look at it as an investment. It is certainly a great piece for your portfolio to help you obtain new mapping projects. Add your name to it to help promote yourself. And to tell you the truth you can actually do a few things with this illustration that may make you some money. You could solicit it's use to businesses on the island, the tourism industry, you could partner with a printer on the island and sell post cards, you could create an interactive map for use online, etc. Think of ways people use maps. Of how businesses use maps. Heck, I looked online in Google Images and your map blows away anything else out there on the island! So, don't shelve this map so quick.

You have a hell of a talent. Do you have any more map illustrations for us to see?

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Thanks to all for your kindly words and advises.

Fortunately I didn't waste in tissue or pills (not so much... I think).

And by the way, I'll post another "hand made" piece (this time whit an happy end).

¡Hasta la vista!

Sergio

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I love the north arrow!!




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