In this project, you will be introduced to the artist, Alison Murray Whittington who is known for her watercolor fantasy maps. You will learn parts of a map and use your imagination to create your own fantasy map.
Check out Whittington's work here:
Step 1: Watercolour Wash
Use a very diluted watercolour wash over the whole paper. This will create the water. Let it dry completely.
Step 2: Pencil in the Details
Use a pencil to lightly draw in the details of the map. You can trace images by first making a with simple images. Place your map on top of the reference sheet and tape both to a window to make tracing easier.
Step 3: Fill in the Map With Watercolour
Use watercolour to fill in the details of the map. Don't get discouraged if it seems sloppy. You will add detail with a black pen once the whole painting has dried.
Step 4: Use Black Pen to Add Detail
Make sure the map is completely dry, and then use a black pen to add fine detail. You can also use pencil crayon to enhance the image.