We were recently introduced to Sketchbook Skool and on a whim decided to sign up for Nate Padavick's Illustrating Maps class. The first maps that BSD designed was for the #ABandCDay a few months back and the whole map design process was done by trial-and-error. We sure wish we had taken the class before then because in the class, Nate gives his students a lot of pointers on how to breakdown the map design process into little segments as well as how to streamline the entire design process. Even though this new map is much more complex than the wedding maps, the same amount of time was probably spent on the two. Thanks, Nate!
Anyway, more about this project. We decided to pick a project that was close to heart - The Happy Valley neighbourhood in Hong Kong. We identified our favourite hangouts (places to eat, drink, hangout) and even added a few easter eggs that locals would appreciate. Can you find them?
Here are some process images and highlights of our favourite parts of the map!
What are your favourite icons? Let us know in the comments below!