MEET THE MAKER
Adrianne Dimitrakakis is the artist behind Atlas The Collective. Based in Byron Bay, she enjoys life by the sea and finding inspiration from living in a beach town and all things travel. Her latest series, The Drift Collection is series of hand drawn maps building over years of places she's visited and places she wishes to venture to next.
Various palm trees, compasses also join this collection with a large scale World Map piece that also features on her longboard. She aims to inspire travel or remind you of that amazing trip; a true keepsake from your adventures and a reminder to keep exploring, on land and water.
Each map is hand made from start to end. I hand draw the
original artwork on acid free paper with hand torn edges.
It begins with the first layer of pencil; drawing the outline of the city or country and all the texture, terrain, compass and city details. Then various layers of the finest point of fine-liners to create all the smallest of detail. The pencil is erased and another layer of pen goes onto the paper.
It is slow yet beautiful process, and one that helps calms and let you relax and go with the flow. Allows you to be patient and enjoy watching it grow and develop into something
beautiful for someone.