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Novel Map: The Shirring, from Everreed to Guston by XianPryde Novel Map: The Shirring, from Everreed to Guston by XianPryde
This is the first completed map for my forthcoming novel, The Calligraphy of Demons. I also use this world as the setting for my ongoing D&D campaign (though it's set centuries in the future from the novel, so as not to cause conflicts). This is just one very small section of the world of the Thread.

The vast majority of the work was done on the iPad with an Adonit stylus, using the awesome app called ProCreate. I brought it into Photoshop at the end to add the typography.

Much thanks to all of the amazing and inspiring fantasy cartographers on DA, especially those who post tutorials. Also thanks to National Geographic magazine, for sparking a life-long love of mapping, and to J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin for instilling a life-long passion for fantasy.
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FeroceFV Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a well-done isometric map. I particularly like how the terrain labels seem to be lying down on the terrain.
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XianPryde Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot. The text is all done in Photoshop, running along paths and spread out to mimic a National Geographic map style.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the map style, the way the mountains and cities seem to pop out!
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XianPryde Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ProCreate lets me have lots of layers, and those layers can be in photoshop-style blending modes, and I use a layer each for highlights, shadows, and color cast. It's fun to turn the layers off and on and watch the mountains seem to pop and recede.
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abellius Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Definitely like this map style!
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XianPryde Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been using techniques that I came across in tutorials on DA, and trying to imitate--or emulate--the fantasy cartographers I admire. I love the problem-solving aspect of creative work...the need to figure out how to make something "look right" or "sound right" after you've found your own work lacking in some regard.
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abellius Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
I say keep on painting and showcase more of your style!
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XianPryde Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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Fallen-Immortal Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely love it!  This is probably one of the most fantastic styles I have ever seen.
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XianPryde Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciate that!
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