Sub-titled 'Putting the World in Perspective', maps reflect the preoccupations of humans down the ages, from Aztec images describing landscape and cultural history to Middle Ages charts prioritising spiritual geography over topography, and colonial maps displaying political land grabs as fact. Even if you don't know your triangulation from your trigonometry, these exquisitely drawn colour renditions of the world as man understood it at the time are endlessly fascinating, be it the countryside around Nippur from the 14th to 13th century BC on a clay tablet, a Mawangdui silk map from 168BC, a Madaba mosaic from Jordon made AD542-70, a map of the Nile made around 1000-1050, maps of the Islamic Balkhi school looking like beautiful abstract images more than cartography showing southern Russia and Azerbaijan in 952, the St Omer Crusader Map of Jerusalem, 40 years' work gathering information and completed in 1461 the gazetteer of the Great Ming, an astonishing bird's-eye view of Venice published in 1500, the Codex Mendoza, Cortéz map, a depiction of the city's troops in northwest Iran 1534-5, Osaka in a woodcut from 1655, the oldest known Maori map of New Zealand 1793, painted on silk and 23 feet long, an 18th century prefectural map of Southeast China, and New London, 1066, depicted by Christopher Wren. The Cassini map, the first British OS map 1801, the Turin papyrus, voyages to the Holy Land, strip map journeys in Britain, Scott's last journey, the Carter Marina by Olaus Magnus with volcanoes spewing fire visible in Iceland, the Gerardus Mercator map of the North Pole, John Smith's map of Virginia 1607-9, Pieter Goos' 17th century engraving of the East Indies, used as a sea chart, Australia, Sicily drawn by an Arab geographer, the Martellus World Map of 1490, the World Map of Juan Vespucci manuscript produced in 1503, Joan Blaeu's Atlas Major published 1662-7, (a phenomenally ambitious undertaking comprising 11 volumes and 4,608 pages and 594 maps drawn from the Dutch East India Company archives) to the iconic London Underground Map by Harry Beck, light maps and satellite photographs and imagery. Blurring the line between maps and photographs for our view of the world, a gorgeous collection, all in colour. 192 large pages in a brand new first-time-discounted publication.
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Learning how to draw cartoon animals from the farm is not such a difficult task! Weve grown up surrounded by them! Farm animals are everywhere: In blockbuster movies, childs books, greeting cards. their shapes and images are printed in our minds!
In this section, I will show you how to determine what are the physical uniqueness of each animal and how to work with them. Then, you can practice drawing each cartoon character using basic shapes.
You will have the opportunity to make nice illustrations, practice sketching and cartooning using short easy lessons and complete your creation using a drawing software to create vector art if you want to! Cartoon drawing is really fun once you get into it!
Dont be afraid to try until you get it right. This method is really simple, but requires practice and observation. So, sit back and relax. Learn how to draw animals from the farm and start your journey on a good note!
Lets try s few basic characters to get started! :)
A cute turkey to begin with.
In this first tutorial, you can learn how to draw a fun turkey mostly made from small rectangles and large circular shapes. The posture of the character is really interesting. Not only is it easier to draw than a front version, but its also easier to add some perspective (as we can see with the legs). The fact that we just need to draw one wing is also interesting.
Most of these cartoon animals are not filled with complex textures or digital effects. In this case, the subject is filled with plain colors and only a few basic details (inside the tail) were added.
A nice turtle also from a side view.