Maps are an interesting motif of a journey,however I think they add too much business in a lot of pieces,and so detail has to be cut out of the subject,such as tone and shadowing in this piece shown. It represents a physical journey throughout a place, and provides a detailed canvas,however I do not think I would carry this idea forward to a final piece.

New maps illustrations by Ed Fairburn

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps - Stafford Lane by Ed Fairburn via My Modern Metropolis

Hier is het gezicht verkreukeld en tot het beeld van een kaart verwerkt…

Portraits On Maps

funny-maps-portrait-painting-faces-texturess maybe im a fangirl but this reminds me of Gaea in the heroes of Olympus series

Again here shows the use of portraiture using the map as the canvas.

Ed Fairburn's Map Art Portraits

Stunning Ink and Pencil Portraits on Maps - Great Creative Imagination project. All students would be given a paper map for this project.

Ed Fairburn 02-10-13 Looks like the inside of a tree, journey of life representation?

Cardiff artist Ed Fairburn launches maps as portraits exhibition

New work today from Ed Fairburn (previously) who draws ink and graphite portraits on vintage maps and now celestial star charts. A few of his works are now available as fine art prints over at Not on the High Street.

Ed Fairburn’s Map Art Portraits

Ed Fairburn's Map Art Portraits

paxmachina: “ Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn Photo: Ink on a 1973 road map of Germany Photo Ink on a street map of Cambridge Artist Ed Fairburn utilizes the chaotic patchwork of roads,.

Portraits by Ed Fairburn using vintage maps. This one is from WW1.

World War I Map Portraits by Ed Fairburn

Ed Fairburn: Ink on a reproduced military map of the Western Front; a continuation of map-based portraiture.

Portraits Illustrated on Various Maps by Ed Fairbanks

Portraits Illustrated on Various Maps by Ed Fairbanks

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‘Norwich’, ink on an original map of Norwich – the third addition to the Quarter Scale Series. by Ed Fairburn *** Road maps overlayed would be a sweet idea!

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