Thursday, February 16, 2012

Savary Island Map

Savary Island Illustrated Map
I'm so happy to finally share my newest map illustration!  Click the image to see a larger view.

I created this piece as a gift for my dad and step mom, Janice.  Dad has been building a beautiful cottage on Savary Island for the past ... hmm ... I'm not sure ... maybe 7 years? He's built it all himself, sometimes dragging large, beautiful, drift wood logs from the ocean behind his kayak and incorporating them as beams in the house.  I could pretty much go on and on about amazing stories about my dad, but I should talk a bit about this map illustration as well.

So Savary Island is off the coast of British Columbia on the Sunshine Coast and is filled with beauiful wildlife.  I wanted to include and label some of the most prominent island animals.  Also, I included my sister painting, my dad kayaking, Janice looking through the binoculars and myself wearing my red sweater ridding a bike.

Below you can see the work in progress.

And bellow is my all time favorite Savary Island photo!  I was on that rock posing in the hot sun for 2 days while my bikini clad sister painted me.  (This was clearly used as reference on my map.)

And now you must be curious to see how Kristy's painting turned out ... take a look! Beautiful.  Can't wait to visit again this summer.


miniPau said...

I love the map!!!! And your painting is great!!!!

Thanx for sharing!

Jessica Rae Gordon said...

Thanks! That so nice to hear ♥

Amber said...

I love the maps you make. They make me want to visit the places your maps feature. Do you have plans to make more?

Jessica Rae Gordon said...

Thanks Amber! I'm really enjoying doing map illustrations. I don't currently have another personal map illustration planned. But I'm in the early stages of getting a possible client commission for quite a large Ontario map (exciting!)