The scientific rules of cartography do not apply to the creation of illustrated maps. The beautiful and artistic illustrated map by Rabinky Art’s services does not provide directions to help with navigation; it tells a story or history about a certain place. It is a reflection of the artist’s personal experience and how well he knows the area.
Many people have made travel plans that did not push through because of the Covid19 pandemic. They are restless because the travel plans were put on hold. Even the quick trip to market or stroll in the park is limited. To help fill the void that was left by social distancing and travel restrictions, the attention can be redirected to creating illustrated maps of familiar places.
Illustrated maps are typically used by hotels, resorts, parks and universities to encourage visitors to visit the place. The map illustration usually includes the sites that people want to see including the activities and experiences that they can enjoy. In order to elicit an immediate sense of recognition, landmarks and existing natural wonders must be included. A few major roads are often included in the map to provide the viewer with a point of reference.
Most illustrated maps are hand-drawn with fun drawings and doodles based on the artist’s perspective or memory of the place. Empty spaces in the illustrated map can be filled with illustrated trees, birds, animals, flowers, clouds, rainbows, cars or other interesting stuff. The possibilities are endless to capture attention.
If you are illustrating a place that you have never been before but plan to visit after the pandemic is over, you can consult your bucket list. You can also create a fictional place based on a book you have read or a favorite movie you have watched. Your map does not have to be accurate because the goal is usually for fun.
Illustrated maps by Rabinky Art’s services are created entirely by hand but incorporated with technology. The map can be modified, altered or updated by the client based on future needs. The software used makes the illustrated map generally editable to better serve the client’s long-term requirements.