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Crysalian Empire - Remake by Sapiento Crysalian Empire - Remake by Sapiento
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.
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BengalNyx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
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 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I use digitally premade symbols for cities.
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BengalNyx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Ohhh. Where would I find premade symbols for cities?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Draw them and save them for yourself?
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BengalNyx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
Wheeew.. I started making mine into individual towers on paper and using image trace on illustrator for outlines a couple days ago. When I saw your reply I was worried that there was some massive database out there that I hadn't seen lol..
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I draw all of my icons myself.
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BengalNyx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
I like the look of hand drawn more, which is why I have always drawn out our D&D campaign maps. However, I moved from a house to an apartment and a box of maps was possibly put into a wrong bag and thrown out at the dump by one of my roommates..... -_- I've used adobe illustrator for some other projects in the past to image trace hand drawn images. I like that it becomes a scalable vector, so quality isn't lost as much if I downsize. I figure if I do it this way, in the future I can put different buildings together to make different city sizes and styles.
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StevenDrawings Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's wonderful.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
A very handsome map. Is Auronopolis the capital?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes.
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Umbernay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  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 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Bogie-DJ Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Excellent map, love the illustrations.  Is the short guard a reptilian race?
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Some kind of Orc. The Chlorodermion are vassals of the Empire.
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Fantastic work. Not just the map but the border as well.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional
Beautiful work Rob. :)
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, John! :)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Professional
Truly my pleasure Rob. :iconsmile--plz:
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