Cartography Merges w/ Ink & Pencil Drawings to Create Beautiful Portraits – My Modern Met


Roads, rivers, and mountains on a map turn into elegant profiles and facial expressions.

British artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvas to create incredible portrait drawings. Each detailed work merges the topographic lines of cartography with the hand-drawn contours of the subject’s face, resulting in a captivating coexistence between landscape and humanity.

Rendered using traditional drawing materials such as ink and pencil, Fairburn starts by making gradual changes to various types of maps to “tease out” the human form. Roads, rivers, and mountainous contours weave and merge together to create abstract shadows, lines, and facial shapes.

Source: Cartography Merges w/ Ink & Pencil Drawings to Create Beautiful Portraits

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