The newest in my Freshwater Lake Series is Lake Winnipegosis which is located in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It has entertaining lesser known alternate spellings of Lake Winipigoos or Winipigis which were once more commonly used!
A full size version of the map is displayed on They Draw & Travel if you follow this link (or click on the map image below to be transported!).
The next in my hand-lettered Freshwater Lake Series is Reindeer Lake. At the South end is Deep Bay, which according to local legends is the home of a monster that pulls animals through the ice to eat them during the winter! It’s name is possibly just “Deep Bay Monster” which is kind of lackluster – I think it deserves a super cool name like some of Canada’s other cryptozoological wonders 🙂
You can pop by They Draw & Travel to see the full sized version of my map here (or click the map image below to be transported!).
The next in my illustrated Freshwater Lake Map Series is Lake Superior which is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area! It has some very interestingly named islands – Pie Island is my favorite (wouldn’t it be amazing if it was full of bakeries that specialized in the most amazing pies? Yum!) In addition to hand-lettering all the interesting names of places it consisted of, I couldn’t help but include small hints of the flora that grow around the Lake 🙂
You can check out the larger version of my map and see more detail on They Draw & Travel here or click on the map image and you’ll be transported!
The next in my hand-lettered Freshwater Lake Map Series is Great Bear Lake which is located in the Northwest Territories in Canada! It has a really interesting shape and is the largest lake located fully in Canada. It also has a lot of “arms” 🙂
A larger version can be viewed on They Draw and Travel by clicking here or the image below!
I’ve been working on a Freshwater Lake Map Series that is fully hand-lettered and showcases all the lovely locations that make up and are part of each lake 🙂
This is the first of the series I’ve posted – Lake Erie which you can find the full size of on the lovely They Draw & Travel website here!
I’ve just completed a new map project, The Coast of British Columbia that I’m excited to share with you! I love the liveliness that the interplay between land and water express, and had a lot of fun creating this illustrated piece. The title is also all hand-lettered, the writing style is something I’ve been playing with recently 🙂
Below is a small preview, you can find a larger size showcased on the lovely They Draw & Travel website here!
This year I completed a fairly intensive map piece called “Winnipeg Eats.” It showcases many cherished iconic food establishments and restaurants in and around Winnipeg, Manitoba. I grew up eating at many of these places and think it is wonderful they are still around for people to enjoy 🙂 All the logos are original hand-lettered and illustrated artwork, in fact every bit of lettering on here was done manually by me – even the street names! It was an interesting exercise in conceptualizing and creating lettering in multiple distinct styles in order to show a unique identity for each establishment. If you are ever in Winnipeg, I highly recommend you check these lovely places out!
The image below is a small preview, but the a larger version has been showcased on They Draw & Travel here!
My latest illustration piece is showcased on the wonderful map website They Draw and Travel! It’s called “Curiosities of Toronto,” and showcases some unusual and lesser known places to visit around the city which I think would be fabulous for both locals and visitors to Toronto to check out! I hand-lettered the entire thing which was fun but challenging – I think I may need to look into font creating software because lining every single letter up and spacing them is a huge amount of work! But still so very fun 🙂 I am really digging illustrating maps right now, so let me know if you have any suggestions for future locations or collaborations.
The image below is just a small preview, but you can see the full-size version on the website here!