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JOWYVERSE by Jowybean JOWYVERSE by Jowybean
Welcome all to the Jowyveres in colour for the first time ever =D 

I have been working on this map for almost a month in between freelance and commission work. This particular painting is to distinguish landmarks, atmospheres and colour schemes of each individual area. I have a much more in depth map planned in the future but this will make a much better substitute when I inevitably return to the Jowyverse and its cast of characters. :) (which is my next illustration planned) 

Each world is unique in its design and source of inspiration, And This year I have been coming up with an interesting history on each of these locations and how they all play a part in how this fictional universe operates I would go in to detail but I do not want to bore you and I am still working on finalising the world bible before I am happy to share it with you guys.   

The crazy thing is Some of these worlds I have had in my head since 2001 and 2008 so its nice to finally give them some justice by adding them to the new improved World Map.

There is my alternate map with the place names which are still WIP names but help give the world more of an Identity. The Jowyverse Sketchy Map by Jowybean

Until next deviation LATERS :peace:

You can check out what information I have on my world and characters here ;)…

painted in photoshop CS6 with a wacom tablet pro in 25 hours and a half (one of the longest Pieces I have made to date). 

Is this Cute :meow: Win :winner: Fail :crying:    

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It's a CRIME that no one's tried to give this the critique it deserves. I guess I'll have to take a whack at it.

I'm just going to be blunt right out of the gate; this map is fantastic.

Let's start at the big picture and go down from there. First and foremost, the landscaping is a revelation. Drawing natural landmasses at any scale is a frustrating endeavor, and the fact that you were able to make an entire continent with a natural outline shows a good bit of knowledge and care. In short, this place looks like a real geographical location, even with all of its whimsical components.

Said whimsical components are easily the most impressive part of this piece. There is a STAGGERING amount of color and detail caked onto each region, but it never becomes too much. It's all in service of telling us the story, personality, and atmosphere of each zone. And doing so from a satellite's eye view? THAT is a show of effort.

One gripe I DO have is that some of the areas blend into each other somewhat, specifically when it comes to the center-east and south-east, but that probably won't matter after some familiarization. But on the subject of which, the lack of the legend labeling and naming each area from the sketch version is a tad annoying. How would a newcomer tell between Sewing Valley and the Fabric Marshes? No idea!

Honestly though, these are just scrapes for negativity. It's no hyperbole that there is a very real blend of imagination, talent and passion here that is seldom seen in commercial projects today. The whole feel of the Scales and Jenny concept carries this blend, so it's nice you were able to make a world befitting the insanity.

To make a long wall of text short, this is a WIN.
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ElderPrinceShroob Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Student
Kind of reminds me of the World of Light.
saber360 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
So what would you consider the biggest influences on this project of yours?
Fantasiacorn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Student Artist
My OC, Sunnie, would definitely live in Playland Kingdom!
TheTwinny Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
I'ma sucker here and there for continental landscaping art such as the vivid take right there.
Pluszaczek Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pluszaczek Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what do you think Bleedman world?
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This place looks amazing
DryySocks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
This reminds me of theme park maps, love the creativity here!
Shadow-Hyder Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Bruh how many years of practice did it take you to get to this point? 
This is simply stunning.
ClaireAimee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love this story already~!
trilliondollerman Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Aerynthi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail is astonishing. Amazing piece
saturdaymorningproj Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Quite amazing I admit, I really like how no two places are alike, it has that old viedogame levels map vibe to it. Amazing work :)
EmeraldZebra7894 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
TheMewMew88 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is.... BEAUTIFUL!
Grobir Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   Digital Artist
cool map :)
Krashface Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I would live between Guntopia, Posikia or Gloomberry Swamp.

This work of your is so amazing, bro !
Jowybean Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
thanks and glad to see someone would appreciate the more darker regions of the jowyverse. XD
JHMirda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017

And whoa totally amazing.
flippedoutkyrii Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one hell of a map! Going on a roadtrip there must be a hell of a time!
BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words cannot describe how amazing this is - and I thought your previous renditions of this world were already impressive, you just keep knocking it out of the park, Josh. :) :clap:
StewArt501st Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW you World map of had a Great Nice work :D
Nickmane Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Very cool, love your stuff.
Random223 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is just over the top! Haven't seen a map like this.... since forever.
IBAIPshow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Professional Artist
Pristine1281 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
*Gaps* OMG!!!! WOW!  This took only a month?  It looks like it took longer!  That's amazing though.
templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
WOW! The colors splash everywhere! Nice!

As fir the shadowy area, I'm guessing Simba shouldn't go there XD
dragonarcher89 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
the map keeps getting better and bigger =)
Ghost-dot-EX Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Daaaaamn! I can tell a lot of work went into this.
Spydol Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks pretty darn amazing, love the attention to detail on this one.
It also kinda reminds me of the "Lemmings 2: The Tribes" world map. ^^
SwordSparks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is fantastic!
Numbuh-27 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
It's so pretty and cool :)
Bboy9451 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2016
The image isn't showing up. Maybe try re-uploading it?
Jowybean Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Done should be able too see it now :)
Bboy9451 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
Yup, it works now :)
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