The Planets

The Planets

If you’re into astronomical maps, planets and manuscripts, there’s no way you won’t be obsessed with the Flemish astronomical graphics. There’s something so alluring in a universe map as it was seen and drawn so many years ago. It even looks more magical and mystical and as a designer i truly adore the details, colors and element positioning. There’s such a natural flow in them, artistic but educational at the same time.

So kinda wanted to give it a shot and recreate something with my own style with some Flemish astronomy dose to it. This is nowhere close to a real astronomy map, but it’s a gif that took me so much math to create (a lot more than i thought i knew). I created it in about an hour, and it’s a mixed media piece with watercolour on paper and the edited in Photoshop where i also did the animation on.