Isometric Map Illustration: Capture a City's Vibrancy

A course by Jess Wilson , Illustrator, Printmaker, and Creative Director

Illustrator, Printmaker, and Creative Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020

Learn how to create a colourful detailed map to express the energy of a city

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  • 3237 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to create a colourful detailed map to express the energy of a city

A course by Jess Wilson

Have you ever wished you could relive your favorite holiday? It’s a skill illustrator and printmaker Jess Wilson has made possible through the creation of highly-detailed isometric maps. Her work captures some of the most famous cities in the world in 3D and are designed to help you remember a place you love.

In this course, Jess shares how to bring a city to life through illustration. Explore the tools you need to not only draw a place which is close to your heart, but to capture its personality and atmosphere in map-form through intricate shapes and energetic brush strokes.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 23 downloads

  • 100% positive reviews (107)
  • 3237 students
  • 13 lessons (1h 45m)
  • 23 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a detailed isometric map using editing software like Photoshop.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in drawing isometric maps or learning new digital drawing techniques.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is necessary.

You just need access to a computer with digital drawing software.


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107 Reviews
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Jess Wilson

A course by Jess Wilson

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Illustrator, Printmaker, and Creative Director

Jess Wilson is a London-based illustrator and printmaker who has over ten years of experience in creating commercial illustration and personal screen prints. From a young age, she was encouraged to develop her drawing skills and eventually went on to study graphic design at university, where she discovered a newfound passion for screen printing.

Jess is currently Creative Director of Jealous, a contemporary gallery and Fine Art ScreenPrint studio in East London where her work is sold. She has also worked for major international brands such as Nike, Nokia, and Coca-Cola, and has developed map illustrations for Lululemon and Nhow. Her most recent work was featured on a billboard in Central London for Vape.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation for Map Making

    • What Is a Map?
    • Materials
    • Choosing a Location and Mapping It
  • U3

    Producing Your Map

    • Isometric Drawing: Creating Building Roughs 1
    • Isometric Drawing: Creating Building Roughs 2
    • Placing the Isometric Drawing on the Google Map
    • Adding Text: Creating the Roads and Underground Signs
    • Adding Space Fillers
    • Colour Palette and Tidying Up Your Work
  • U4

    Final Touches and Promoting Your Work

    • How to Print the Map and Frame It
    • How to Share Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Isometric Map Illustration: Capture a City's Vibrancy

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Isometric Map Illustration: Capture a City's Vibrancy. Illustration course by Jess Wilson

Isometric Map Illustration: Capture a City's Vibrancy

A course by Jess Wilson
Illustrator, Printmaker, and Creative Director. London, United Kingdom.
Joined September 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (107)
  • 3237 students