This book came out this week so I can post about it! This was a fun and interesting assignment – to illustrate these two maps of Jerusalem for The Last Days of Jesus, the middle grade adaptation of Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers.
One map is of Jerusalem in 4 BC; the other map is of Jerusalem in the 21st century. I had to show how much more cluttered and expanded the city is, and had to do a ton of research on ancient Jerusalem, long-lost buildings, and various other buildings. I had to be very accurate with placement/streets/scale. These started as pencil drawings and are completed digitally.
As usual, click the maps for larger versions!