The brief for the illustrated map stated that I should make an illustrated map for an area where I live or near where I live. It also stated I should consider if the map is readable and what its function is.
My original piece was a more direct map of an area near where I live but I thought the idea was dull and un-creative. Because of this I changed my map to be based on a setting within a narrative I am working on from a different brief linking my work together. The map is still loosely based on an area near where I live with its road layout, place names and types of buildings depicted on it. The function of the map for someone looking at it would be to see a setting within a narrative, whilst the characters using it within a narrative would have a basic understanding of their surroundings.
I thought this was a good balance with being creative, linking my work and sticking to the brief.
The bottom image is what I am calling my finished illustrated map. The first is the two images I scanned in andd the second the text is above the parchment filter. I have been told it looks like it stands out two much from the background and distracts from it. To solve this I put it below the parchment filter layer whilst keeping the stoke effect. This means that the text still stands out because of the outline but isn’t blinding.