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    Hand-painted watercolor map of Istanbul, Turkey. Explore more locales at: www.contour.es
This map of downtown Istanbul was painted to accompany an interview request from an Istanbul-based editorial regarding my process. I talk about technique & technology here: Istanbul Editorial Interview
A view of my Istanbul, Turkey hand-painted watercolor map. This project features a look at my process & detailed views of the result. Explore additional views and locales at: www.contour.es
Attributes of downtown Istanbul were identified, which determined the constraints & size of the map. The overall layout and city streets were then sketched on watercolor paper.
Local distinct features and landmarks were resaearched to determine a color palette representative of the locale. 
Galata Bridge & Atatürk Bridge, alternatively known as the Unkapanı Bridge, expanding over the Golden Horn waterway.
Fatih district - Sirkeci neighborhood - featuring Gülhane Park.
Fatih district - Laleli & Kumkapı neighborhoods - facing North.
View of Beyoğlu district - Karaköy & Tophane neighborhoods - toward the Golden Horn (Haliç) waterway and Fatih district.
Thank you for viewing my work - I appreciate it! Explore more views of my hand-painted watercolor maps at: www.contour.es
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