There was quite a lot of online research involved for this panel as I previously knew next to nothing about Hyderabad or its architectural icons. Like most illustrators, I have to do this type of reference-gathering all the time for a wide variety of subject matter, but very often to acquaint myself with with a specific real-life location. For instance, I’m currently working on a book project that requires images set in parts of the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore plus most corners of the UK and my web-searches have been globetrotting accordingly. It’s giving me seriously itchy feet – now where’s my passport…?
(India has moved several places up my ‘must visit’ list as a result of this job, by the way)