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The Town of Arkos by DanielHasenbos The Town of Arkos :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 16 3 Undead Nightmare by DanielHasenbos Undead Nightmare :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 13 6 The Isle of Ao by DanielHasenbos The Isle of Ao :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 129 2 Ayala by DanielHasenbos Ayala :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 8 2 Odai Dunqas, Guardian of the Truth by DanielHasenbos Odai Dunqas, Guardian of the Truth :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 16 2 The City of Garven by DanielHasenbos The City of Garven :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 194 12 Unnamed Fantasy Map by DanielHasenbos Unnamed Fantasy Map :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 33 2 The Forgotten Crypt of Heroes by DanielHasenbos The Forgotten Crypt of Heroes :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 166 6 Fortified Gate by DanielHasenbos Fortified Gate :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 83 9 Overgrown Ruin by DanielHasenbos Overgrown Ruin :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 13 1 Kawa Mauwi Archipelago by DanielHasenbos Kawa Mauwi Archipelago :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 20 0 Lyryn by DanielHasenbos Lyryn :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 39 11 The Kingdom of Thayal by DanielHasenbos The Kingdom of Thayal :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 48 5 Ancient Portal by DanielHasenbos Ancient Portal :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 35 2 ArtvArtist by DanielHasenbos ArtvArtist :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 5 1 General Garthrand by DanielHasenbos General Garthrand :icondanielhasenbos:DanielHasenbos 2 2


Heroes of Arena boardgame by TomDigitalGraphics Heroes of Arena boardgame :icontomdigitalgraphics:TomDigitalGraphics 16 6 Tiosgrad by TomDigitalGraphics Tiosgrad :icontomdigitalgraphics:TomDigitalGraphics 37 16 Illyria (Unlabelled) by Tangaboa Illyria (Unlabelled) :icontangaboa:Tangaboa 9 2 Estolia by Tangaboa Estolia :icontangaboa:Tangaboa 10 0 Thunder Rock City: Night by Starcave Thunder Rock City: Night :iconstarcave:Starcave 3 1 Thunder Rock City: Day by Starcave Thunder Rock City: Day :iconstarcave:Starcave 4 1 Forgotten Realms: The Ruins of Leilon by stratomunchkin Forgotten Realms: The Ruins of Leilon :iconstratomunchkin:stratomunchkin 171 16 Apex by stratomunchkin Apex :iconstratomunchkin:stratomunchkin 18 1 Concepting the Bahalyr (Old-Elvish flying Ship) by SteffenBrand Concepting the Bahalyr (Old-Elvish flying Ship) :iconsteffenbrand:SteffenBrand 129 3 Rehd Dragon's Hoard by SirInkman Rehd Dragon's Hoard :iconsirinkman:SirInkman 76 12 Iri-Oriand, Land of living Magic by SirInkman Iri-Oriand, Land of living Magic :iconsirinkman:SirInkman 86 28 Legend of the Five Rings RPG Village Map by FrancescaBaerald Legend of the Five Rings RPG Village Map :iconfrancescabaerald:FrancescaBaerald 107 18 Sea Dragon by Caeora Sea Dragon :iconcaeora:Caeora 3 0 Solia by Sapiento Solia :iconsapiento:Sapiento 78 6 Adventure 11 - The Lost Temple of Arra by cwalton73 Adventure 11 - The Lost Temple of Arra :iconcwalton73:cwalton73 74 2 Blackstar by Tangaboa Blackstar :icontangaboa:Tangaboa 44 8



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Freelance Cartographer
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
My name is Daniël Hasenbos, freelance cartographer living in Utrecht, the Netherlands. I want to share my creativity, to mapo a world that was not visible to others. That way people can venture into a world they could have never imagined. I believe that beautiful maps can bring a world to life in a way words alone can not.
My third class is finally online on Skillshare! In this class we continue to build our fantasy map. I'll talk you through the entire process of drawing icons and placing labels on your map. We'll go over some basic rules to help you make sure that your map is as readable as possible.

Just like with my last classes you can sign up via this link: You'll only pay $0,99 for your first three months of Premium membership on Skillshare and besides my classes, you'll get access to +10.000 others!

What will you learn?

Rules about Labeling: In this lesson we'll go over some important rules to keep in mind when placing your labels on your map. This covers different type- and style sizes, but also where to position your labels.

Creating Icons: We'll go over the process of creating icon sets for your maps. We'll go from basic sketches to finished designs. When the labels are done we'll go over to our map and put them in place.

Label Hierarchy: Determining the hierarchy for your labels is a very important step. This includes type style and size.

Placing Labels: Finally it's time to start putting the labels in our map. In this lesson we'll apply all the rules and elements that we've learned in the previous lessons. We'll also see how some rules might contradict each other and learn what to keep in mind when making compromises.

Making Labels Readable: When all the labels are places you'll see that most of them are not perfectly readable. Most labels will be obstructed by terrain features or coastlines. In this lesson we'll go over some techniques to make sure your labels are readable.

I'll see you there!


The Town of Arkos
This map is part of a commissioned set by author Kenneth Cromwell. I really had a blast working with him on this project and he was a great client to work with!

You can find more of my work on my website:
Undead Nightmare

After experimenting with some characters I really wanted to try a draw characters in an action scene. I decided to draw an ‘Undead Nightmare’ scene of John Marston fighting of a horde of zombies. 

This is the first time that I drew an action scene like this and I’m very happy with how it turned out. 

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts about this!

You can find more of my work on my website:



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Tekila-onRice Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
LordCarmi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Toppy Many Thanks for  fav  
Pheasant-One Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Student Writer
Thanks for the favs!
You have some nice maps yourself!
yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Welcome to the steampunk-artists group, your steampunk stuff welcome, as with all groups it is essential that you read the rules and familarise yourself with the folders, we are very strict with submissions going into the right place and being of the right quality. Commercial offerings will be allowed but only into the correct folder and only when limited in number. We must draw your attention to the fact that anime and cartoon style submissions are strongly discouraged as this group is concerned with non-juvenile forms of art. Despite all the rules - please do enjoy submitting.
tard15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the add/fave!
Tonnichiwa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Daniel, Thank you for the fave :D
Oseviel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Hi Daniel! I was just wondering, what programs (and brushes?) do you use to make your maps? Your lines look very smooth and crisp, kind of like a real ink pen.

Wonderful work by the way! I really love your maps! :)
DanielHasenbos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Oseviel, I make my maps with Photoshop. I only use the basic round brush to make my maps. For the grungy effect of the ocean I use a brush from the 'Wet Media Brushes' set called 'Rough Ink'. I set that brush to 25% opacity with pressure sensitivity for opacity and 25% flow with airbrush effect turned on. Other that that everything is just the aforementioned round brush (: Hope it's any help (:
Oseviel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Student General Artist
That helps a lot, thank you so much! If you don't mind me asking another question though, what resolutions do you work with?
DanielHasenbos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That varies per map, and the required size. Maps for books are often A5 size. At 300dpi that is 1748x2480pixels. The maps that I post here are often 50% of the actual resolution. Sometimes 33% if the map is particularly large, or 66% when a map is already small. 
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