Some amazing work on the Map Gallery lately. Just keeps getting better and better and is quite exhilarating to see all the talent out there in our niche field of map illustration and cartography. So, to keep the love alive in sharing our work here is a little doozy I've whipped up between projects. This is something I'm doing on my own through my own firm Karpovage Creative. Been chipping away at it for a couple of months now here and there when not working on contract mapformation.com clients or promoting my new novel Crown of Serpents (clever shameless promotion ) or just needing an escape from all of the political crap in our country. My ultimate goal is to illustrate the entire historic district of Savannah, GA, then turn it into a poster with labels, historical text, factoids, photography, border treatments, etc. to potentially sell retail to the tourism market. It's a BIG project but I'm giving myself until the end of 2010 to finish her up and see what happens.
Typical of my work, this is all drawn in Photoshop with a Wacom pen and tablet and based on many, print, photos, and online reference material. I'll be visiting for the 3rd time again in February to take ground photography and do historical research.
What you see here is the immediate foreground to the large, overall historic district. River Street is THE main tourist attraction in Savannah, GA - which was just ranked as one of the top 10 must visit tourism cities in North America. I put the website together for free using Wix.com in just an afternoon. It's just a placeholder for now. Click on the buildings and a larger blow up in detail will come up. Click again to get back to the main image.
I still have to add a few more tour boats and a tall sailing ship to the river and maybe a few more pleasure craft. Anyway, nuff ramblin' .............let me know what you think so far.
Jan-15-2013 Note: the original sample link for River Street on this post I mistakenly deleted - this link is the new finished map link. ~ Michael