Human Contours

The following series is inspired by real maps using contour lines to depict topographic properties. The graphic blueprint, also known as the contour map, is a two-dimensional medium which represents three-dimensional landscapes.

A physical altitude is illustrated through a spectrum of spacing and density. Lines that are sparser reflect a lower altitude area, whereas those dense and small are those for higher altitudes.

Human Contours is a series based on the figure study of the human body. The protrusions and craters of the subjects are closely examined through the use of two-dimensional lines. In order to create the maps, subjects were compared to naturally occurring physical landscapes. The maps of the subjects are shown as graphic sketches. 

All images were hand drawn in Adobe Illustrator.


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