Its the last week of my course with Lilla Rogers Studio School & I have been working so hard on all my projects. I have so much to share & of course so little time. But I thought I would share my quirky, artist impression of my beautiful city, Adelaide, South Australia. I wanted to share it from the perspective that Adelaide is a smaller city in Australia but we have everything we could want & more. Our planned & very organised city is so beautifully situated between the Adelaide Hills & our gorgeous coastline. I do realise I've squeezed out the western & eastern suburbs but in practical & technical terms, there was only so much I could fit onto a landscape page! So including hills & beach was important.
I included lots of MY favourite places & things to do in Adelaide & some other really cool things which I haven't yet done, like swimming with sharks, but my brother did! Aghh!
So anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed this project for 'Editorial week' and can definitely see myself working on more maps & contacting print media in the future for some work. Sometimes magazines might want to illustrate a main street of a small town or the wine region in the Barossa or maybe they will fly me to somewhere exotic to make a map. Ok so the latter probably won't happen but the point is, I love the type of work. Its something I never ever thought about. I love the research aspect & the problem solving. As well as being creative & making it look pretty, I was able to get my teeth into it & try to really make something technical. So fun.
This piece was all drawn by hand then digitally coloured, textured & collaged. Much of the inner city area is quite accurate & then out of the city mile, its more about fitting it to my liking.
One last thing before I dash off to work on my very last project. I summoned 30 seconds of courage the other day & contacted one of my very favourite cafes in Adelaide that has the sweetest gift shop - its like a mini handmade local artist ETSY in itself - E for Ethel. I told them I included them on my map! The very next day, Amanda was in touch & I am very pleased to say that these prints will soon be available at E for Ethel as well as my ETSY. Crazy fun!
Ok, I'll be back next week with more art to share, something quirky for the scrapbooking industry actually as well as some party products! I may even have a little special offer for scrapbookers. Check back & see!