Japan Map Illustration for D Magazine

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Illustrating for D Magazine

D Magazine (based in Dallas, Texas) approached me recently and asked if I could illustrate a map of Japan for there September 2017 issue.

Japan is one of those places thats just so full of intrigue, the culture seems so foreign and exotic. I just really wanted to explore  what it had to offer.

Plus a childhood, kung Fu and dragon obsession meant I was absolutely going to say yes to this request!!

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The Brief

The brief was pretty tight which left little room for exploration. This is actually a blessing in disguise in the world of editorial illustration. It means as the illustrator you get very clear guidelines from the start and it leaves little room for interpretation meaning a lot less over and back at the sketch phase.   

The Art Director in D Magazine was so happy with the first sketch I did that I did I basically converted it directly to a finished design.

No Dragon

I know its a little cliche but my only regret here is that I didn't get to add a dragon :( 

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