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John Stevenson
Artist | Professional
United States
Mapmaker, illustrator, and imaginer of worlds
Illustration and Cartography by J.Stevenson
If you enjoy my work, consider donating a Kofi
Or joining me on Patreon

I have a passion for maps and architecture, objects and scenes.
I also enjoy creating icons, logos, and custom lettering.

I love envisioning terrains and locations, buildings and vegetation; all of the little details that create that ineffable sense of place, the things that make it real for the viewer. I am all about imagining better worlds.

If you're interested in working together, feel free to email me at and let me know more about the project you would like to work on. My work can be seen at these links....
Cartographers Guild
Red Bubble shop
and now...

And if you are interested in getting prints, I opened an INPRNT shop for now.
I will add prints over time.
If you have an interest in a print that isn't available, let me know.
Update - I wanted to give a shout out to a mapmaker friend who goes by Shall Teclex :iconshallteclex:
She does awesome maps that you will love and she just opened up an INPRNT shop as well -…
Here's some examples of her work... go check her out. You won't be disappointed.
Desert Dragon by ShallTeclex
Province of Lyria by ShallTeclex   Tris Korinthos by ShallTeclex   Sword Coast by ShallTeclex

Update - New tee and print... Cartographer [version1]
available as a tee -…
and a print -…
Cartographer by SirInkman

I have some new pieces in my INPRNT store. Particularly this super cute little Bee [below]
Which is available as a print and a tshirt. Links are at the image link, so pop on over and check that out, if interested.
The story behind this bee relates to a wonderful mapmaker known as MistyBeee :iconmistybeee:,
who just joined up here on DA, so go say hey and watch her. She makes gorgeous maps and does some watercolor scenes as well.
Land of Beee by SirInkman
Here's an example of her work. Just splendid stuff. I think you'll agree.
City of Kingkel by MistyBeee

And now for some maps and other fun stuff [in no particular order]... go check them out. Comment, fave, watch those that you like. :D
Breistyn's Folly - the Svaerian Age by Caenwyr  Ras Aria by Ashlerb  A Sundered World by Thomas-Rey  Havena - Karavelle 'Meerschaum' by SteffenBrand  The Mountain Monstery of Jutai by Tangaboa

L5R - Slow Tide Harbor Map by FrancescaBaerald  Civilised Lands of Medias by DanielHasenbos  Oasis d'Aghen by Fred73fr  Predation : Grevack by butterfrog  Zoseer by Caeora

Das Leybach Reich by DarthAsparagus  King's Harbour (commission) by N-Horizons  Viking Village by Nele-Diel  The Stones of Melenor by Mimine09  Empire Batikshal by Ilanthar

Tarand - City Map by Brian-van-Hunsel

Fantasy map by LeKsoTiger  The Slumbering Ocean by Kellerica  Ostrom (2018) commission by GLangGould  Vastseliina piiskopilinnus (ver 0.75) by kalaadrius  NW British Columbia by Hapimeses

Tariel Cosmography by Levodoom  Europe 1880 by Cyowari  Thersis Eckert and Orthographic Physical map proje by n-a-i-m-a  Soviet Colonization of Venus by zalezsky  Map Card in L5R by natebarnes

Atlas Elyden #32 - Daylight Hours by vorropohaiah  Stonewall with color by Traditionalmaps  Isla Nublar map - Jurassic Park (novel) by last-mapmaker  Adwelin by Sapiento  Regional map - Sagas des mers grises by Tiphs

The village of Phandalin by Scarecrovv

Slaver's Base by Meshon  The North Kingdom of Westeros - 304 AC by ThreeGivenNames  Guilded Lands by strafwibble  Fedir by artbymatthew  Darpatien Wildermark Rommilys by thomads3890

The Northern Gate by Vincent--L  Torchio by ffaat  New Stevengar by stratomunchkin  Blankia by Fapor  Tiosgrad by TomDigitalGraphics

And now for some assorted goodness....
Pumpkin carving by snatti89  Quintus' Shelter by Rodrigo-Vega  Forest of Mystery by leothefox  weekend experimentation by Ullbors  Forest of Liars : Strange night by Tohad

Jinn by GaryLaibArt

The Gospels Motherboard by somk  Shieldwall! part II by woutart  Seeing-off by Sukharev  Fantasy Landscape by Built4ever  more terrain tiles by Feivelyn

Bottled: Scissormaw by emmalazauski  Kraken by morteraphan  inktober 31/2017  by Doringota  Warm burrows by Lu-Art  Morning Vibes by angrymikko

And let's go out on this nice Halloween horror themed great old one..
Cthulhu says go fave these people, for ftaugn sake!!! Have a great Halloween people
:icongrin--plz: Cthulhu cute Icon (animation) :cthulula: Sir Cthulhu Icon mid -:Halloween:- Ghost Icon

Cthulhu Awakens by JamesBousema

  • Listening to: Hawkwind
  • Drinking: Coffee
UPDATE July 31st - HOLY COW!!! DD :D
What a great thing to wake up to after a crazy long long day of work yesterday.
Today will be a perma-grin sort of day. :icongrin--plz:
The city of Rognal got a Daily Deviation!! Thank you :iconmoonbeam13: :hug: :happybounce:

City of Rognal by SirInkman

UPDATE - Pre-order the Atlas of Design
The 4th volume of the Atlas of Design is now available for pre-order.
This is the volume with Skenara in it.
So if you are interested in that, you should pre-order to ensure that you get a copy.
You can order here -
I receive no profit from the sale of the books.
I just thought people might be interested.

Update - this is a shoutout for Kelleri :iconkellerica: who is looking to do some map commissions.
She does good work and very cool atmospheric and moody pieces. Check her out and see if you might like a map done.
Her commission info, and some sample maps. I don't think you'll be disappointed. :)
Commission Info! by Kellerica  Syr Reborn by Kellerica  The Northern Lands Map by Kellerica

My map of Skenara was chosen as one of 32 maps to be in the 2018 Atlas of Design. :D
How cool is that. I think it might be the only fantasy map, maybe. That's cool.

This is the 4th volume of the Atlas, being released every two years.
Here's a blurb about the people who do the selection and publishing - NACIS.
"Published every two years by the North American Cartographic Information Society,
the Atlas of Design shows off some of the world's best cartography."

I am thrilled to be included in the ranks of such esteemed map makers. :)
I'll add publishing info when I have it.

Skenara [Land Beyond the Sea] by SirInkman
  • Listening to: Hawkwind
  • Drinking: Coffee

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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018

He 'sup! Because you favourited that silly piece of prose, yours is now the opportunity to ask the Djinn ONE question! Have fun, and see you around ~

SirInkman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Professional
I'm amazed and amused that you are still going with that crazy sidekick of yours, the Mighty Djinn. :D
Over 6000 comments!!! I am a dummy! Clap Impressive [said like Vader] 
I would be curious if that is one of the top ten, or top 5 posts for comments. 
                                                                            Palpatine Unlimited Power Icon 
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018
Ho boy there is no way to tell, is there? ...It's certainly making my stat page look funny, though!
Star Wars Party Hard Icon Tusken Raider Icon Yoda Falling Icon Porg Smash Icon 
SirInkman Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Professional
swooning yoda :icongrin--plz:  hehe.
mutatedcherries Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote 
feel free to browse my gallery... there might be some trippy stuff you may like 
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
leothefox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018   General Artist
Fly away with me Thank you for faving

Forest of Mystery by leothefox  
SirInkman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Professional
My pleasure Leo :D
The color is fun, like Moebius.
leothefox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018   General Artist
Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
Ashlerb Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018
I didn't realise your birthday was recently - so late happy birthday for that. You are now OLDER. (Well I guess we are everyday). =P
SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Professional
Hehe, indeed :D Thanks
Interestingly, even as I get older, I feel young-ish.
At least in spirit. =P My body disagrees with me
Foalies Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your style man! Like the vintage cartography of it (not to mention your architecture and urban design concepts). Don't get that much these days, since most plans in the field are now made digitally. Awesome stuff!
SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Thanks so much Foalies :)
Really appreciate it.
MundoMeuuu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday mate :D
SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Professional
Thanks Mundo :D
BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
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