If you like, you can see it in a bigger size for more details here
First we did some handlettering of the name of your chosen town. I started in black and white. Then I started to play with color and made these letters. This was the big inspiration for my map:
Rotterdam has beautiful architecture, but what I love the most of my city is that it's multicultural. So many colors and a variety of cultures. I wanted to show the richness of all these colors in my map. I took that as a theme. I love to draw people, that's why there are so many on my map:
I place some of them here seperately so you can have a closer look:
We also have a nice zoo, named 'Blijdorp' with a beautiful garden. Some years ago I went there very often and took many many photographs of all the animals. I have a nice archive.
Because of the color theme I also included a scene of the Summer Carnaval. It's a special event in Summer: a tropical streetparade with lots of colors and happy people:
I also tried to draw different nationalities, which is new to me. Also a nice challenge:
If you look well, you can also see a selfportrait in the map: Me on my bike.
I always do everything by bike:
Another lady walking with her two dogs:
I really loved this assignment. It was a lot of work, but such a great challenge to draw some well known Rotterdam buildings and all those different people. The editorial market seems an attractive market to me!