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The Lands of Trolnarm
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Published: October 6, 2016
© 2016 - 2019 SirInkman
pencil on 11x17 charcoal paper then colored in PS

I wanted to make a map that was like the ones you'd find in old fairy tale books from long ago.
I feel like I may have achieved it with this one. You will decide for yourself though. Nod

The map shows the region where Tibon, a young woodsman from the Far Wood, journeys through the Lands of Trolnarm as he seeks to lift a curse that has plagued his homeland for many years and gets caught up in other adventures and ultimately learns lessons from the Sea, Stone, and the Sky. He learns that prejudice can get you killed if you're unwilling to see things in a new light [Trolls aren't always what you think they are] No, I disagree!  and 'good people' can still be bad. Everything is not always what it appears to be. Clap

I had a lot of fun making this map... well, mostly. The color was a problem for a bit.. it was going to be done as watercolor like Haldeshar, but I changed my mind.
Hope you enjoy it. Cheers, J

Other bits....
Haldeshar by SirInkman  Harlasea - Grymnar by SirInkman  Thendrais map by SirInkman  Frosthaven [2015] by SirInkman  Bourmout [frontpage] by SirInkman  The Isle of Shab'ra'tan by SirInkman
Image size
2600x1682px 2.23 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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omarasphall's avatar

This is refreshing. A change from overworld maps. Regions and small locals are great to see. Because that is where the majority of any story plays out.

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I just love art work
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SirInkman|Professional
Thank you very much Fernand :)
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norree|Student General Artist
This is really beautiful!
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SirInkman|Professional
Thank you Norree :D
Do you have a favorite location?
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norree|Student General Artist
Hmm, I'm very curious about The Long Lost, and I'd also like to go to Felspire and the Old Tower!
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qpiii's avatar
fabulous work!
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Dale :)
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toht981|Student Traditional Artist
Very romantic setting.
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SirInkman|Professional
Thank you George :)
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arsheesh|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Tad :)
I am working on another that is similar to this one.
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CRUMB662's avatar
I like the old style mapping and labeling.
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Stephen :)
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MerionLial's avatar
Brilliant!
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Thank you Merion :)
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Sin-Nombre-RPG's avatar
Reminds me very much of the map of the Shirelands that is in an old copy of the Hobbit which I own.
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SirInkman|Professional
Thanks Dan :)
I'll take that compliment :nod:
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Sin-Nombre-RPG's avatar
Very much a complement!  You recaptured a very cherished bit of my childhood :)

This one here:  www.charlesapple.com/uploads/2…
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Aeyolscaer|Professional Digital Artist
Such an adorable map. The blue roofs are a nice idea, funny to see how that little red heart stands out.
I also like the inscriptions, they make the map so unique. Are they completely handwritten or have you created your own font?
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SirInkman|Professional
Thank you Wiebke :D
I was going to do a more red terracotta sort of roof, but then I was thinking about the heart and chose the blue.
Now that heart is the only piece of red. :)

The lettering is all just pencil drawn as I did the map.
I do a fair amount of hand drawn custom lettering on the side so it was not too much work to do.
In some ways it is easier than warping font text in PS into some of those positions.
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spaero2011|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of the maps that were in the Chronicles of Narnia books. Great work! I love the quasi-isometric style.
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Thank you John :D
It does have a quasi perspective to it =P (Razz) 
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