I will be working ALL HOURS this week to finalize various aspects of the main Island map. The small inset illustrations are each about 8.5" x 11"
After executing the line drawing it's digitized separate from color work. Both line and color are merged and placed so that information will be easy to understand and there is a combined historic/current perspective. Managing the space and making decisions regarding key elements has been fluid but at times very difficult. If you are encouraged by the progress please consider funding. We should have a really cool piece when completed.
More work and only nine days left — Yikes! Additional small vignette are being added to the main map. I would love to share the final print with as many friends of the First Coast Island as possible. The final print size is looking closer to 8" x 20"
This project may not get funded through Kickstarter but it has been personally motivating. Every day I work with a renewed inspiration to finalize the art. The cropped section is barely 1/4 of the illustration.
It's always difficult to start an illustrative project and share a final approach especially when discovery is helping to steer the approach. Does that sound confusing? Sorry, but I have always had a vision of the final look of this map however I can't share until moving through several steps of the work. Fundraising is slow and I think it's because the final product is not understood by the audience. I worked this morning to help you better see my vision.
The map will be very detailed and thorough with information related to points of interest, historical data and recreational opportunities. These points will be presented with copy and in many cases additional illustrated imagery. The space surrounding the main island image is planned for information. The style of art is beginning to come through with a new round of work presented in this update. I am digitizing areas to help you see the overall look that i have planned. It will be rustic but not so old that it doesn't communicate the vibrant lifestyle of our Beaches area and surrounding communities.
If you are an islander this might be a great keepsake as we celebrate our 100 year anniversary. Thank you for the support!
I had no idea there were ten golf courses on this 34 mile stretch of barrier island — four are internationally recognized. There are over forty parks and preserves — two are nationally recognized. There is a ferry on the northern edge that has been in operation for 65 years along A1A, Florida's Historic Coastal Highway. There are seven communities and seven bridges connecting the island to the rest of the world. After 100 years you would imagine this island could have a name.