Bárdenas Reales of Spain Map
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    Hand-painted watercolor map of Bárdenas Reales in Navarra, Spain Explore more locales at: www.contour.es For a behind-the-scenes look at my creat… Read More
    Hand-painted watercolor map of Bárdenas Reales in Navarra, Spain Explore more locales at: www.contour.es For a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process & latest work check out: instagram, tumblr, twitter & facebook Read Less
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This map of Bárdenas Reales desert in Navarra, Spain was hand-painted as a reminder that while remoteness may be considered bland, beauty exists even in isolated or desolate places. This map design was completed with creative contribution from Laura Levadoux of France.
Below is the completed Bárdenas Reales map, followed by a look into the creative process behind this piece..
Once essential elements of the area & constraints were determined, I began sketching the regional features in pencil
 
Painting Vedado de Eguaras - a lush area full of greenery contrasts the surrounding arid land, making it a virtual oasis - for the map mock-ups
A completed mock-up of Vedado de Eguaras and surrounding area
Painting the stream beds - which only channelize water during intermittent season rainfall - for the map mock-ups
A completed mock-up of Bárdenas Reales Natural Park & surrounding area
A collection of the Bardenas Reales map mock-ups featuring a variety of features distinct to the badlands region
Close-up view of Embalse del Ferial on completed map
Aragón River - a tributary of Spain's Ebro River - from a close up view of the Bárdenas desert watercolor map painted to emphasize the richness found in desolate terrain
For a behind-the-scenes look at my creative process & latest work check out: instagram, tumblr, twitter & facebook
Thank you for viewing my work - I appreciate it! Explore more views of my hand-painted watercolor maps at: contour.es
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