Maps are an interesting motif of a journey,however I think they add too much business in a lot of pieces,and so detail has to be cut out of the subject,such as tone and shadowing in this piece shown. It represents a physical journey throughout a place, and provides a detailed canvas,however I do not think I would carry this idea forward to a final piece.
A talented artist has created breathtaking intimate portraits by using detailed maps of the world as his canvas. Cardiff-based illustrator, Ed Fairburn, combines the patchwork of roads, terrains and rivers to for his unique sketches. Photo: Ink on...
Artist Ed Fairburn has recently come out with new works that live somewhere between sculptures and drawings. Hes still using traditional ink to draw on maps but now hes cutting and layering maps to create incredibly intriguing works.
Map portraits drawings by artist Ed Fairburn this is one of my most favourite portraits because it isnt a very simple portrait but it almost tells a really deep story and shows alot of expressions on the woman's face, also the lines in the picture add to the story