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Crysalian Empire - Remake
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Published: September 8, 2015
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Long, long time ago I did a map of the Crysalian Empire.

During the last weeks I created a remake, now entirely digital (the previous was drawn with a pen and then scanned and coloured). For the border decoration I took some inspiration from a game map I've seen.

The labels are in a faux Latin/Greek mix language.
Image size
2400x1627px 2.86 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
CanoScan LiDE 100
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
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BengalNyx's avatar
Looks great. Sapiento, I have a question for you. Recently I have been playing around with Photoshop, so I could turn my hand drawn DND maps into pristine digital ones (been watching endless hours of tutorials it feels like lol). Anyways, some of my maps have multiple cities like this one of yours and I am wondering how you get them to look almost the exact same style (i.e. the towers in different town/city sizes)?? I've looked through www.cartographersguild.com forums in search of something close to my problem, but remembered seeing this map of yours and it stood out to me because the cities were so precise and wanted to see how you did it. Any insight?
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
I use digitally premade symbols for cities.
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BengalNyx's avatar
Ohhh. Where would I find premade symbols for cities?
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
Draw them and save them for yourself?
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StevenDrawings|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's wonderful.
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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QuantumBranching's avatar
A very handsome map. Is Auronopolis the capital?
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes.
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Umbernay|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The border is very nice, and I like the way you've depicted the sea, too. I can imagine this map as a tapestry!
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Bogie-DJ's avatar
Excellent map, love the illustrations.  Is the short guard a reptilian race?
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Some kind of Orc. The Chlorodermion are vassals of the Empire.
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Woodgnome01's avatar
Fantastic work. Not just the map but the border as well.
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SirInkman|Professional
Beautiful work Rob. :)
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Sapiento|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, John! :)
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SirInkman|Professional
Truly my pleasure Rob. :iconsmile--plz:
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