Washington State Map - Watercolor Illustration
Washington State Map - Archival Print
This completely hand-crafted map is an ode to the ridges, rocks and rills that make up Washington State and is hand-drawn and delicately colored in earth-toned watercolors that reflect the greens, browns, yellows and blues of the verdant Pacific Northwest.
I spent hours comparing source material, drawing, and re-drawing this map, so I have a new depth of admiration for the mapmakers of old who pioneered this exacting business! I wanted to focus on the geographical character of the state - the extensive, sea-carved coastlines, epic Cascade Mountain Range, unique Olympic and Kitsap Penninsulas, and fertile eastern side of the state, marbled with rivers. All 39 counties of Washington are included, as well as over 25 of the largest cities (plus a few sentimental locations as well). What a varied, beautiful region!
Watercolor and Ink on museum-grade archival print on high-quality smooth watercolor paper.