Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cute Snowman

Click on pic below for close up on the texture 19331

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

DR Map: Final

I think this is the final. At least til I decide to revise it.
I was thinking how it could be in a magazine article about going from Santo Domingo to Santiago to Monte Cristi. So thats why those names are in red. 18994

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

DR map in process: pt 2

Still in the exploratory phase. But I'm liking the direction its going.

Friday, July 18, 2008

DR map in process

I'm working on a map of the Dominican Republic to try my hand at some map illustration.*
I lived in the Dominican Republic for a over 2 years 1993-1995 in the Peace Corps.

I'm trying out a few different things. I especially want to do some hand lettering. I got some new brush pens from

Also, I'm trying to incorporate some fake halftoning too.

I'm still working on some new lettering. Then I need to do some small illustrations for the various cities and regions.

*I used to work at a company called ESRI, that makes GIS software. I was a graphic designer there. But when my friends from high school asked me dad what kind of work I was doing, he said "John is making maps." So its been a running joke for over 10 years, where they ask me if I still am making maps.