Monday, July 11, 2011

Illustration Friday : Stay

New Orleans would have to be one of my favourite places to stay in the USA.


This is a map I did for They Draw And Travel -- they asked for a very personal map -- things that aren't necessarily in the tourist guides but the things YOU love to do in a city. And that's exactly what this is. We often visit NOLA due to my musician-husband's desire to have been born there, so we have many rituals, a lot of which are on the map.

I have always wanted to illustrate a map and I had sooooo much fun doing this. If I have time I may do another for Melbourne!

11 comments:

Nic Lawson said...

very cool!

Kayleen West - Children's Book Illustrator said...

Nice idea for this week's IF theme.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is simply FABULOUS!!! I love all the beautiful detail and colors in there. It's wonderful. Your handlettering is awesome! How on earth do you do that? WONDERFUL! Hey, thanks so much for stopping by.
V

LiquidBrick said...

This is great, I look forward to your Melbourne one (it will be square I guess)!
Pia

Sherry from Alabama said...

How wonderful! Your map makes me want to visit New Orleans. You make it look like such a fun place!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Courtney Pippin-Mathur said...

very cool!

Aimee Hartogh said...

That turned out great!

Turd Burd said...

From a local New Orleanian, I love the map! Are you selling these?

Mignon said...

Please please sell me a copy of this! I am a relocated New Orleanian, and this is amazing. How can I buy one!?

Mignon said...

Please let me know how I can buy one. I love this!! You really capture the essence of New Orleans.

lil kim said...

Hi Mignon thank you so much for your comments and desire to buy one! I'm so glad that it appeals to a native New Orleanian.

I'll be opening a store soon, but until then if you want to email me at kim {at} foobox {dot} com - we can work something out!!