Over several years of creating art, there are a few books I have found the most helpful, inspiring and informative for the kind of art I do, and now, having teamed up with The Bookshop, an independent book store in East Grinstead (at which I happen to work!), I can make them available to you too!
Hand Drawn Maps by Helen Cann
It's no secret that Helen Cann is one of my favourite artists working to date. Specialising in illustrated maps, she has written this book to help anyone who wants to start creating illustrated maps, covering everything from how to draw a compass rose, to listing inspirations, and giving little exercises on the way, this book has informed my practice no end.
This may not be the cheapest you can find this book, but every sale benefits indpenedent store The Bookshop in East Grinstead, a wonderful, beautiful, historical, haphazard place of books and coffee and cakes.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKS SHIP TO UK ONLY, IF YOU ORDER FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UK, I WILL HAVE TO CANCEL THE ORDER*