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Improbable Island by SirInkman Improbable Island by SirInkman
I was commissioned by a member of DA :iconcatkinsvedka: to produce a perspective map of Improbable Island, a text based online game, as a gift for the creator of that game. www.improbableisland.com/home.…
To my knowledge this is the first bird's eye map of Improbable Island. Hopefully it's a satisfying view, if you play the game. ;)
It presented some interesting challenges but was fun to work on. Cheers.

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XanSketchPad Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg... and west of New Pitts... there are even the islands Xan claimed as her own! I know it's just a coincidence but ... YAY!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional
:iconsmile--plz:
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:iconmistresssvedka:
MistressSvedka Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, isn't it? :D
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XanSketchPad Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional
Thank you Xan. :D
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DePassage Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional
Thanks again good sir. :D
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JimThen Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Just like I remember it. :nod:
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Professional
:iconsmile--plz:
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Jake821 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Oh my God. Oh My God. OH MY GOD.

Please, come to the island. We would all love to meet you and tell you how awesome you are.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional
Thanks Jake. :)
Don't know where the island is so it would be difficult. ;)
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:iconmistresssvedka:
MistressSvedka Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know. ;)
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ObsidiaBlack1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
This. This is AWESOME. Mad props to you.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional
Thank you Walter. :D
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J519 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I like all the little bits and pieces added, I live near woods and I wouldn't say they're mountainous but there are some stony areas amongst them, so really this is pretty accurate.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional
Thanks so much Jon. :D
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:iconj519:
J519 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, no worries :D Just being honest.
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improbablesage Featured By Owner Edited May 27, 2015   General Artist
My house on the Island is right by where the paths intersect to make a triangle! You've really done a spectacular job of it.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Professional
Thank you improbablesage. :D
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:iconmistresssvedka:
MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One commented "I can see my house from here!" when he saw the map. :D
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improbablesage Featured By Owner May 28, 2015   General Artist
That's great!
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NightWarriorLimited Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional
Thank you Terence. :)
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Ratafluke Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Haven't logged into dA for years, but as an avid player of Improbable Island, I gotta leave a fav + comment. So neat to see the game map as a drawn map! My fave bit is the li'l meanders, good job of turning the game squares into a natural landscape. The rocks on the grassy pathes are a bit off (wouldn't pathes lead through easier terrain?), but in the dense forests they add to the air of wilderness. The clouds are perfect to add perspective and background. Here comes the spaceshuttle zooming in to drop off more hapless noobs! :D
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MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
With great power comes... no, wrong saying... With lack of reference comes artistic freedom. :D
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional
Thanks Ratafluke. :)
I was given a very basic reference map to work from and it was not very specific.
I have never played the game myself. This was a commisiion for Svedka.
So I had to make it more interesting. And I think I did eventhough it may not be accurate.
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LordWerns Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
I love the look of it, really helps to visualize the whole Island. I have to say, however, that I never thought of Kittania being up in rocky cliffs.

Can you see the cat now? XD
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional
Thanks Casey. :) Glad it helps.
Based on the map I was given as reference, that area showed as a certain elevation.
The addition of the rocky bits was just me, trying to add more flavor to the map. ;)

Yeah, can't see the cat here. I could in the ref map.
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LordWerns Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Well you did a good job with adding your own interpretation, but it's not accurate. Only rocky bit is the mountain (considering there is a game mechanic for harvesting rocks). Oh well, though, it still looks really cool. Well done.

I can see the ears, that's about it.
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MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Who's to say that the "flatlands" are entirely flat? See how the river goes, it has to go there for a reason, meaning there's terrain it follows. John followed resources I found, which was not very good, but he did a heck of a good job with what he had.
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DarkDaxesh Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Damn this is awesome, it really gives some beautiful perspective and makes the prospect of getting to 404 much more daunting than one imagines from a flat map.
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MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you really get why you spend so much stamina getting there when you look at this map. XD
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional
Thanks Daxesh. :D Glad you like it.
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esotericka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Awesome!  Thanks!

And thanks to CatkinSveda.
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MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional
Thank you Rick. :D
And I agree - thanks Svedka. ;)
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LesterRoquefort Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, wasn't aware there was a patch of grass near where my mansion is (Southwest side)

Maybe i need to pay more attention.

Wicked map btw.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional
Yep, as Svedka has stated. ;)
Thanks LR. :D
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:iconmistresssvedka:
MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, that's probably because there was such a patch of grass on the map I gave as reference, Improbable Island World Map by goocy. :D
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Suziku Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
I love it. It's almost exactly how I imagined it would look.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional
Thanks Suziku. :D
Glad you like it.
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MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It came out just perfect. :D
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Nadyanilo Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh, I like this!
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:iconmistresssvedka:
MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it's worth featuring on the group's front page? ;) :nod:
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Nadyanilo Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe! Lord knows I never update that thing!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Edited May 26, 2015  Professional
:)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional
Thank you Jessica. :D And thanks for the request. ;)
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MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
More like my recommendation to the group, but it goes for the same. :D
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Professional
Then thank you. :D
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MistressSvedka Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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