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Brightwater (2016) commission

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By GLangGould   |   Watch
Published: September 1, 2016
Brightwater is a large and bustling city, home to many diverse races and peoples, and where every alley is steeped in trade, religion and magic.

I have depicted only the old-town of the city centre, and some of the suburbs outside the walls. Within that area, however, are the enclaves of winged elves, the ghettoes of the giantkin and orcish kind, the dwellings of the river gnomes, which cluster around the docks like barnacles on a ship, and the underwater district of the sea elves.

This map was commissioned by J. Benson, and the original concept is his design. I drew this picture by hand, using fine tipped pens and pencils, and then coloured and annotated it in Adobe Photoshop. In creating this map, I used a variety of architectural references, including renaissance Italy, trullo houses (Apulia, Italy), Sweden, Russia and England (as well as inspiration from countless artists)

You can see the original post on the Cartographers' Guild here: click here
And the Work In Progress is here: click here


You can also check out my work at my website: Painted Worlds

As with all of my work, feel free to leave a comment. I hope you like it.

GLG

***All works created by me are protected under CC BY-NC-ND***
Image size
4029x2105px 6.85 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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YamikouHobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing, how is this even possible got less views.. underratedly incredible!
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GLangGouldProfessional General Artist
Aww, thanks :D (Big Grin) 
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YamikouHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah no problem
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danpinoHobbyist General Artist
Oh, the sister of Venecia. Good Work.
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GLangGouldProfessional General Artist
Thanks :)
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Spiritswriter123Hobbyist General Artist
Nice underwater city with it
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GLangGouldProfessional General Artist
Thank you :) It took a while to figure out the best way to do the underwater area
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