De Zwendelprins is a Dutch fantasy adventure novel taking place in Suryan, a fictional medieval India, in which the main characters travel through the world and explore many places. Therefore publishing house Moon Young Adult requested a fictional map that would provide a visual to the world the author created.
My focus for this project was to try to bring the feeling of a lush, vibrant, textured pseudo-India to the cartography. Because I could not use color, I tried to achieve this same vibrant intensity by using many small elements (woods, mountains, font for smaller kingdoms, city icons) that I handdrew with a thick, calligraphic brush to recreate the feel of Indian ink. In addition to that I layered many textures over eachother in order to recreate the feel of stacked patterns and fabric, which is so present in Indian visual culture.
- DateDecember 2018 - April 2019
- ClientMoon Young Adult
- RequirementsPlacement: end pages
Color scheme: grayscale