Professor of Illustration, Andrew DeGraff
illustrated five maps for the "Marvel Universe: Map by Map"
by James Hill and Nick Jones, published by DK Publishing (UK). The book is a premium collection of specially curated essays, and captivating, newly commissioned maps, illustrations, and diagrams, exploring iconic Marvel locations.
I grew up on Marvel Comics, and they've been a huge influence on me. Thor, in particular, was pretty special, so the Ten Realms of Asgard was a treat. [...] Process-wise, the line artwork was created with brush and ink, scanned and painted in large files, and finally digitally collaged together. I used the same starting palette of around thirty colors, expanding the number when needed. It’s very much an assembly line process and the final digital painting took around 50 hours.
Andrew DeGraff is a freelance illustrator and artist. DeGraff spends most of his days creating editorial illustrations for publications along with various other illustration, publishing and gallery-based pursuits. He has recently published his second book, Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies from Quirk Books.
DeGraff has worked as an illustrator for clients such as: Visa, Sports Illustrated, Kellogg's, The New York Times, GAP Kids, Anthropologie, and Leo Burnett and has been featured in American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Society of Illustrators Annuals.