I don't think I have done this kind of post before. I saw one like it somewhere and thought it was interesting! This is the evolution of a drawing I recently did for Maisonneuve Magazine.
Because it was a straightforward map, of the Place Des Arts neighborhood in Montreal, it was a reasonably simple progression from sketch to final. Many jobs require three or more rough drawings, if a concept is being hammered out, as well as some revisions and changes to the final piece too. Above is the sketch the Art Director originally sent me, to show which businesses were important to include.
I scanned it in and colored it up in photoshop, using the colors the Art Director was using in the layout on the facing page. Of course I added a bunch of birds in to make it a teensy bit cute.
I believe this job was passed on to me by my friend Marlena, who sends me map jobs if she is on vacation. Thanks Mar!