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The Lands of Trolnarm by SirInkman The Lands of Trolnarm by 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
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Moustachef Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
I just love art work
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Professional
Thank you very much Fernand :)
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norree Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Professional
Thank you Norree :D
Do you have a favorite location?
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norree Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
fabulous work!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional
Thanks Dale :)
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toht981 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Very romantic setting.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional
Thank you George :)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional
Thanks Tad :)
I am working on another that is similar to this one.
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CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
I like the old style mapping and labeling.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional
Thanks Stephen :)
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CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
:thumbsup:
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MerionLial Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Brilliant!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional
Thank you Merion :)
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Sin-Nombre-RPG Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Professional
Thanks Dan :)
I'll take that compliment :nod:
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Sin-Nombre-RPG Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
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 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  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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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thank you John :D
It does have a quasi perspective to it =P (Razz) 
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ricsnodgrass Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
One of my all time favorite, each map of yours just keeps getting better and better.  Love how a cluster of buildings can portray an entire area.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thanks Ric :)
I was trying some new things here.
I want to do some more with this... maybe in just black and white.
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is  so beautiful! I love it! :heart:
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thank you Francesca :D
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HBKnight Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Beautiful! And yes I'd say you achieved your goal quite well. When I look at it the only thing I can envision is this residing in a book. Just like the map that you'd see when you first open a fantasy book, and it would span the inside front cover and first page. Very well done!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thanks Andrew :D
I was thinking of the old end papers form old fairytale books when I made this one.
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saiyanslayergaming Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Neat
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thanks SSG :)
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Concibar Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Beautiful :)

Holbein? Like the author "Wolfgang Hohlbein"? ;)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thanks Concibar :)
Actually I was thinking of Hans Holbein the Younger, but Wolfgang is actually a better choice. :nod:
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Nice map and I like the perspective you've used.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thank you Paul :)
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Thomas-Rey Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Ah, those mountains ... The clouds are wonderful too and the sketchiness of the linework with the pencil definitely anchors the map in a dreamscape.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thanks Thomas :)
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kallyous Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a pleasure to the eyes. :3
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thanks Kal :D
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chashio Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Yep, you succeeded... Magnificently :D
Great job on this one, J! Fantastic, lovely map. :)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
Thank you K   :icongrin--plz:
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chashio Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
You are welcome :)
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
What a cute little map! This is exactly what my kids would like, btw: tracing those roads and thinking up how to get to all of those interesting places...
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Professional
:iconsmile--plz: Thanks Ann.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional
Thank you Rob :D
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It just inspired me to draw a map of my own :D
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional
Thanks Hugo. :)
I look forward to seeing that.
I've wanted to do a map like this for a while now.
I had a comm for a map for an author that sort of prompted me to do this one.
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butterfrog Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'll be a while before I do that map,but I'll credit you in it ;)

First, I got a piece of a world map I have to take care of :D
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Magnificent work!  :)
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