MAP OF NARNIA
This map was created with watercolor pencils (pictured below) on watercolor paper. Can you see my phone in the reflection? Ha, whoops. Included in this map is Archenland, Anvard, the Stone Table, Cair Paravel, the Beaversdam, Puddleglum’s hut, the White Witch’s Castle, Lantern Waste, the Dancing Lawn, the Great Waterfall, Miraz’s Castle, Buggly Bears, the Great Forest, Mt. Pire, and the Caspian Sea.
These pencils were given to me as a gift from my lovely sister. You can find them on Amazon, and Michael’s also has watercolor pencils similar to this Pentalic® set. The brushes and pens were impossible to find online, but I’m sure that art stores would carry something similar.
Before painting on the final paper, I played around with the pencils to see how they would work. Basically, what you do is draw something with the pencil, then dip the brush in water and paint the pencils marks. Watercolor pencils are great if you want a mixture of soft and hard lines. I plan on using these materials again for future projects.
This is one of my favorite quotes from the Chronicles of Narnia. This is taken from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It is hard to see in this picture, but Aslan is in the background behind the quote.
“In your world I have another name…You must know learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.” -Aslan
If you haven’t already, take a look at my first post of this beautiful nursery. And don’t forget to tune in next week for another snapshot of my boy’s room in the making.