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About Deviant Artist Mike SchleyMale/United States Recent Activity
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Namarune by MikeSchley Namarune :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 25 2 The Shamutanti Hills by MikeSchley The Shamutanti Hills :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 36 3 Map of Faerun by MikeSchley Map of Faerun :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 76 7 Menzoberranzan by MikeSchley Menzoberranzan :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 454 19 Dragon Run Map by MikeSchley Dragon Run Map :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 11 2 The Old Windmill by MikeSchley The Old Windmill :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 64 6 The Rock Troll by MikeSchley The Rock Troll :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 5 2 The Falling Star by MikeSchley The Falling Star :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 281 8 Attack of the Tyrant Claw Battle Map by MikeSchley Attack of the Tyrant Claw Battle Map :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 28 1 Lords of Waterdeep Boardgame Map by MikeSchley Lords of Waterdeep Boardgame Map :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 101 6 Skullport by MikeSchley Skullport :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 225 5 The Feywild by MikeSchley The Feywild :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 43 1 North Sword Coast by MikeSchley North Sword Coast :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 55 2 Skullkickers World Map by MikeSchley Skullkickers World Map :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 43 5 The Gleaming Endeavor by MikeSchley The Gleaming Endeavor :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 118 3 Wings of Fire Map by MikeSchley Wings of Fire Map :iconmikeschley:MikeSchley 17 2


Forsaken by JonasDeRo Forsaken :iconjonasdero:JonasDeRo 9,396 415 hl_6_map01 by rabbiteyes hl_6_map01 :iconrabbiteyes:rabbiteyes 2,026 43 Gantarion by Djekspek Gantarion :icondjekspek:Djekspek 104 21 red angell of revenge by yangqi red angell of revenge :iconyangqi:yangqi 22,404 925 The Big Adventure by zazB The Big Adventure :iconzazb:zazB 1,931 262 Avatar of Slaughter by JasonEngle Avatar of Slaughter :iconjasonengle:JasonEngle 3,224 118 Lich Dragon by nJoo Lich Dragon :iconnjoo:nJoo 4,837 149 Dominace War Final Pose by nJoo Dominace War Final Pose :iconnjoo:nJoo 5,465 482 Salafite by nJoo Salafite :iconnjoo:nJoo 4,196 99 Fallen City by nJoo Fallen City :iconnjoo:nJoo 1,296 49 Empire of Tyddarheym by Sapiento Empire of Tyddarheym :iconsapiento:Sapiento 72 25 Centralia Traffic Map by Sapiento Centralia Traffic Map :iconsapiento:Sapiento 88 22 Pencilled Self Portrait by Carliihde Pencilled Self Portrait :iconcarliihde:Carliihde 315 95 Animator vs. Animation by alanbecker Animator vs. Animation :iconalanbecker:alanbecker 168,356 39,893



Mike Schley
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SwiftRaptor707 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017
Your gorgeous map of The Shamutanti Hills brought me here.Thank you
Windwalker44 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if you do commissions? Your drawing style is really cool and you don't limit yourself to to one genre or style.
3Fangs Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Oh my gosh!! I had no idea you had a deviantArt page!! I absolutely love your cartography work. :heart::heart::heart: I first came across your art thanks in large part to an article Chris Perkins wrote, where he mentioned you were one of his favorite cartographers. After that, I've kept an eye out for Wizards' stuff that uses your art. I love the way you use crisp black lines and painterly colors, they really make your maps quite striking. I was also super appreciative of the tutorials on your tumblr page--I love seeing an artist's methods, and getting a peek into your technique was a real treat. Thanks for being awesome and sharing beautiful art!! Keep well and healthy, my friend! :wave:
StoryKillinger Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I wanted to thank you.
Your maps is the sole thing i look forward to in any of the wizards books.
Wrig-ley Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Your maps are AWESOME!!
MikeSchley Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Hi Netarliargus,
I happened to be in the right place at the right time back in '05. Robert Lazzaretti was running the in-house cartography department at Wizards and I mentioned to him that I was interested in doing maps for them. He took a look at my portfolio at the time and sent me a project he needed done in a hurry. It worked out well and I kept getting projects from them. The rest is history.

Have you sent samples to their Art Drop email address? "" Jon Schindehette is good about taking a look at the submitted work and forwarding the stuff he likes on to the other AD's at Wizards.
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Hey Mike, thanks a lot for the tip, it's certainly worth looking into.
Netarliargus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Hey Mike, I was wondering. What did you had to do to get a commission from Wizards of the Coast? Did they approach you or was it the other way around?
Searleit Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Me luvz monkz QQ
And now seriously... I am but a part of your rapidly growing horde of fans and I wish to say "keep up the good work" ^^.
butterfrog Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, honored by your Watch, big fan of your work, is fantastic! Didn't knew your gallery in here :D
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