Sue Prince - Narrative Folk Artist and Map Maker
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Birds Eye View Maps

I make Birds-eye-view maps. 
The process:
  • First study the OS map to understand the skeleton of the place
  • Sketch the rough map at about A1 size with pencil on card
  • Walk and draw the town, taking lots of photos, noticing roof colours, odd features
  • Complete the pencil sketch and get copies made
  • Invite commissioners of the map to check for accuracy, adding and amending where necessary
  • Trace the sketch onto drawing film using Rotring Rapidoliners and black ink
  • Scan the drawing to create a digital file
  • Colour the picture in Photoshop
Initial pencil sketch of Elton in the Derbyshire Peak District
Second stage, the ink tracing on drawing film of Elton in the Peak District
The black and white digital version of the Elton birds eye view map, ready for colouring
Completed birds eye view map of Elton Village in the Derbyshire Peak District

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