Hello dear friends!
This is a map of the route from Moscow to Tula for children literature festival "Literatula"
Anton Chekhov and his dachshund in Melikhovo
Natalia Pushkina and her little son
Russian landscape painter Vasily Polenov at Polenovo
Leo Tolstoy near Yasnaya Polyana and Ivan Turgenev near Bezhin Meadow when they reconciled in 1878
Russian writer and scientist Andrey Bolotov in his family estate Dvoryaninovo
Festival people near the Tula Kremlin, nowadays
Work in progress:
Initial concept sketch, google map screens, map outline
References for the cover:
Leo Tolstoy liked to ride the bike. And sometimes he traveled from Moscow to Tula on the bicycle.
Therefore I decided to draw him on the cover and make him the symbol of this route.