A Map of Amsterdam

An illustration from the book I both wrote and illustrated, 'Hand Drawn Maps - a guide for creatives' published by Thames and Hudson 2017.  This illustration is from the chapter on using negative space to map.  Amsterdam is a perfect subject to demonstrate this because of its many streets and canals.  They remain in white and the focus stays on the spaces inbetween, coloured in gouache and ink like broken shards of Dutch pottery.
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