Nautical Chart: US and British Virgin Islands
Nautical Chart of U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Anegada to St Croix.
Archival, Fine Art Giclee Print on quality Hahnemühle Torchon paper.
I drew the original Virgin Islands chart in India ink on D'Arches paper and layered a watercolor wash over it. I've repeated a style here that I'd created for my Thai chart using two side columns, giving more room for embellishments while still playing within the boundaries of cartography.
In the drawing, I've included the Tortola Sloop, sailing ships, and most bays - especially odd favorites like 'Throw Away Wife Bay' off of Great Camanoe Island (some names make you wonder). And to represent the trade winds, I have drawn a misty Saint Ursula with a lamp for her virgin followers.
I've included; reefs, shoals and drops, pelicans, magnificent frigatebirds, sea turtles, a nurse shark, a spotted eagle ray, a bottlenose dolphin, and more sea life, mixed in with my mermaids and sea monsters. And to satisfy a request from my serious gamefish hunting friends, I've included more game fish and favorite fishing spots in this chart.
*The images are watermarked to protect my work online. Your finished archival print will not have the watermarks.
Hahnemuhle Torchon Paper
Torchon by Hahnemuhle is an environmentally-friendly, 100% TCF and acid free cotton rag watercolor paper with a parchment or pastel paper surface. Especially well-suited for reproductions of oil, watercolor and pastel paintings, the printed side of this paper has been specially coated for excellent image sharpness and optimum color graduation. The term 'torchon' is taken from French and means 'coarse structure.'
Thickness Heavyweight Stock - 19.6 mil (285gsm)
Lightfast Permanence Over 100 years (Wilhelm Imaging Research Institute).
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