Andrew DeGraff, artist and illustrator who lives and works in Maine, has managed to combine and unite his profession with his passion for film and cinema in a unique and quite original way, giving life to the series of illustrations “Cinemaps“.
Andrew spends hours and hours enclosing in a single drawing all the movements and paths of the characters of some of the most iconic films, from Shining to The Breakfast Club.
In practice, for each film, there is only one drawing, made with gouache and ink on paper, which in the end takes the form of a map complete with all the details that we can see in the film, from streets to buildings, from nature to objects.
But don’t be fooled, even though the final result can be enclosed on a sheet of paper, it doesn’t mean that the work is simple, on the contrary.
After choosing the film to “map”, Andrew looks at it a couple of times, during which he rebuilds the path and movements of each character – or at least the main ones. He also helps from behind the scenes or even from lego reconstructions. Only once all the material has been collected does it move on to the actual drawing, which for minor works can be taken from 50 to 80 hours, while for more complex maps it can even take up to 1000 hours.
Discover the drawings of Cinemaps in our gallery.