Pen and Ink – Adventures In Mapping
Everybody just loves a pen and ink stipple effect. It’s charming, it’s warm, it’s handsome, it’s tactile. It says, say, want to sit on the couch and I’ll read to you from your well-worn copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends?
I’ve tried out the stipple effect in maps (here and here) that I’ve hand-drawn (yes, and so should you!) as well as dipped my toe into creating a digital effect (here and here), and found that it gives a richness of clarity and depth. Then a few days ago I saw this wonderful hand stippled map drawn by Molly Elkins, on Twitter. The simple beauty of her map motivated me to go back to the inkwell and get an honest to goodness pen and ink style together for ArcGIS Pro.