For the first issue of The Budapester I was asked to illustrate a map of Budapest.
The map shows the typical tourist hotspots, which you should not visit. The article gives you alternative tips to explore the city in 24 hours and don’t get stuck in long queues.
1) Moodboard & Color palettes
My first inspiration was Wes Andersons movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. I wanted to have the same retro touch in the map as shown in the movie.
2) first sketches
The first sketch was slightly too yellow and I wasn't really sure about the whole color palette either so I changed it completely. I decided to go with a more neutral palette. The next sketches were either too much blue or pink so we agreed on a light grey as background.
3) finished Illustration