The Down on the Farm Studio

by the Ford Family

“Map to Adventure” a Jules Verne Inspired Digital Painting

Jules Verne was born on February 8, 1828. In honor of the anniversary of his birthday some 190 years later, I (Lisa) painted this “Map to Adventure” featuring ships and inventions from some of his stories painted over a map. Verne’s stories have been enjoyed by generations of our family.

Can you guess which stories are featured?

The aging, or coloring, of the background was painted using a brush created by Aaron Blaise which can be found at

All the black lines and shapes were painted using our own custom brush in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and Pro Pen on February 8, 2018.

A timelapse video (screen-recording sped up to show hours of work in a few moments) can be found on our Art YouTube Channel: