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Alknoar and the Far Coast

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pencil on 8.5 x 11 neenah 67 lb paper, then colored in PS

Far out in the sea, to the mysterious east lies the far coasts of Ahazon; beyond Haldeshar and Skenara on the world of Nhyn.
These are rough and rugged lands, touched by dark things long ago; strange forces that drift above and below the lands of the Ahazon.

This map shows the western peninsula of the NefBaraj with and inset of the abandoned monastery of the disciples of the way,
on the island of Dhum, just off the coast from the great city of Alknoar in the Hadranuur region.
As it happens, it was, ironically, not the way and was thus abandoned, with a bit of external force and harassment.

There are rumors that a cult of monkey sanas has found their way onto the island.
This has not been confirmed, as few are brave or foolish enough to delve into the business of an organized group of monkeys.  Wink/Razz

You can head over to the Guild to see the pencil sketch - www.cartographersguild.com/sho…

Other bits...
City of Rognal by SirInkman  Skenara [Land Beyond the Sea] by SirInkman  Haldeshar by SirInkman  The Dragon's Roost by SirInkman  The City of Haerlech by Sirinkman [50%] by SirInkman  Harlasea - Grymnar by SirInkman
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Reminds me a little bit of my home region Schleswig-Holstein :D
Absolutely gorgeous style!
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Thanks Toa :)
I can see what you mean.
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CaenwyrProfessional Digital Artist
This is just glorious, J! I can't get enough of it. I love how you manage to keep the same style going, but still give this map its very own personality and strength. Awesome job
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Thanks Pieter :D
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n-a-i-m-aProfessional Digital Artist
Nice map , for some reasons reminds me of Britain Islands.
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Thanks Stefano :)
I think the left side might have some coastal shapes that may seem similar to west side of England.
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"Gengura, the pimply land." :)

A very handsome map! Your topographic illustration style gives it an almost three-dimensional feel. 
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You had me looking up stuff to try to figure out the whole pimply comment...
then of course I got it. doh. Sweating a little...
Those would be volcanic zits Rage Oops! I am a dummy! .....No, I disagree!
hehe. 3d feel is definitely what I am shooting for with these sorts of maps. :)
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Another lovely view of an intriguing world, and that continent has quite a bit of character in its shapes and inlets, etc. Beautiful work on the detailing and the relief; the rocky city views gives a nice mood of days gone by. Thanks.
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My pleasure FS and as always, I enjoy it when you come round. :)
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Mythological-artistHobbyist General Artist
Incredible! Your maps are amazing and it encourages me to upload mine! 
I have a terrible habit of making some towns and areas too close together than what I have written down and this is annoying.
   I'll glance ever so often at your page to refresh my mind on what a map really is in all its geography and history: art. Maybe it doesn't have to be perfect to look stunning ;)
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Thank you Mary :)
Perfection is not to be sought, as it cannot be caught. Wink/Razz
Good is what I try for. Character and atmosphere are worthy goals too.
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You're more than welcome!
I know XD 
Oh yes, I should try some of those, ;) thank you!
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Beautiful!
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Thanks Hardwing :)
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jego--1Student Digital Artist
How do you create names for all this stuff, like cities, mountains, seas etc. Do you just slap some random syllables together? And how to make differences in names between culture, like one nation uses certain language and they name their cities in a certain way that correlate with this language, and other nation have different language and way of naming cities, you get the idea. Is their some easy way to do this?
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Hey Jego,
I just start naming cities as I go. I don't usually have a strong naming convention when I start, unless I am mapping a very specific place that already has a language.
I guess I've just spent a good amount of time looking at foreign languages and am decent at mimicking them perhaps.
I used to come up with a lot of faux languages and alphabets and lettering and stuff for rpg games when i was younger.
I suppose that helped too.
As far as I know there isn't an easier way other than just using some random word generator, but those do not have good cohesion between words.
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jego--1Student Digital Artist
I see, thanks for reply though.
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MarcelBoehmenHobbyist Digital Artist
Damn it. This is so awesome. Just Amazing! 
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Thanks Marcel :D
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LordWobblerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're surpassing yourself and sky isn't the limit (this isn't a request for a celestial map with fancy constellations...or is it? :) )
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You know I did do some constellations previously, right?
What sort of thing were you thinking of?
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FrancescaBaeraldProfessional Traditional Artist
Oh I love it so much...I can't find the words.
Your maps are not just maps, they are emotions.
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Oooh, I like the sound of that. I am a dummy! Nod
Thank you Francesca :iconsmile--plz:
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