In the Myanmar cyclone disaster, the difference between life and death was only a few feet in elevation. The assignment, from Brian Rea at the New York Times, was for an editorial that discussed the tragedy within this recent tragedy - that the need to heed early warnings, particularly in this low-laying region, is crucial as the storm surge submerged 2000 square miles. The use of a topography map felt like a nice way to bring that across.
In recent weeks, I've been working some of drawn elements from my sketches into the final illustrations. This Op-Ed as well as the piece below are the beginning of more and more line work being infused with my textures and scanned elements.