Thanks for the kind words ! So you really know where the inspiration of the castle comes from? Since I didn't precise this information, I would be very impress if you could say so. It's a very well known castle indeed. So what do you think it is ?
Thanks for the kind words You pinpointed exactly what I want to achieve with this kind of maps/ illustrations. Maps can be a bit boring and illustrations not so much useful. Blending the two of them into a single piece is tricky. I guess I did well on this one at least
It is tricky indeed! I generally start with a map and try to add artistic touches with things like compass roses, frames, icons, and labels to suggest themes associated with the locations I'm mapping. Taking the opposite approach as you do showcases the theme nicely.