Illustrated Maps

 

 

Here are some illustrated maps that I have done for Discover Britain Magazine. I really enjoy illustrating maps - you get to do lots of fun spot illustrations and also hand draw some type. What could be better?

 

Illustrated map of Padstow by Elly Jahnz for Discover Britain Magazine

The area around the River Camel (alas, not a river filled with camels) in Cornwall is so peaceful and beautiful. It was great to help bring it to life slightly for this map.

A map of the Cairngorms National Park by Elly Jahnz for Discover Britain

I was lucky enough to spend some time in the Cairngorms recently with some friends. The mountain scenery is stunning so I was thrilled when I was asked to illustrate this map for Discover Britain Magazine. 

 

A map of the North Wales Trail by Elly Jahnz for Discover Britain Magazine

I have fond memories of visiting Wales as a student and although I never made it to this area, I really enjoyed illustrating it. Doing the research is kind of like a mini holiday - a good excuse to spend lots of time snooping around on Google Street View. Is that sad? Who knows!

 

Illustrated Map of the Isles of Scilly for Discover Britain Magazine by Elly Jahnz, Foxcub Studio

Despite living in Cornwall for over ten years, I've *whisper* never been to the Isles of Scilly. I know, right! And it's somewhere where I've wanted to go since I was ten and watched a programme about diving there. It's only about 40 miles from where I live so I have no excuse really but there you go. It's on the (long) list.

 

An illustrated map of the River Severn for Discover Britain by Elly Jahnz, Foxcub Studio.

I love exploring the Cotswolds so this map was a lot of fun to do. There are so many cute towns and old houses which were great to draw - all those timber frames! Beautiful.