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The Village of Fuervald by SirInkman The Village of Fuervald by SirInkman
All done in PS

I was trying to find a faster way to do villages, towns and cities since they can be so time consuming and hence costly.
This sort of worked and sort of didn't. I like it but it still took longer than the desired time.
I was hoping for a one-day thing but this stretched into 2 days.

Anyway, this would be the village of Fuervald, southeast of the city of Haerlech, both in the realm of Rohrech and both of course in the world of Luma.
The naming was just fun and incidental as the original premise of this map was mainly to test a style.
But it'll stand as it is. There would be farms and such out around the village but not shown on this map.
Enjoy. All the Luma stuff is here - sirinkman.deviantart.com/galle…

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Irolan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice layout. It's not really an actual village though, is it? I mean, it seems to have way more official buildings, inns and shops than actual homes.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Professional
Thanks Irolan :)
These are multi-floor buildings.
Inns likely utilize all their floors, but other buildings have residences above the non-residence first floors and basement levels.
Also, many lived in an extended stay fashion as borders at inns, some in time being called boarding houses.

People also did not have the size and space of home that people are used to today.
Many lived several to a room and had shared common rooms.
There would have been a lot less privacy in that sort of time, which is what i often model things on.
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RandomComrade Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Now all I want to do is play stonghold all day XD Very nicely crafted, maybe it is more of an abbey rather than a villgae but heck it looks terrific.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional
Thanks RV :D
It could be a large monastery. :nod:
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circleofsteel Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
Very good, very imaginative village. It reminds me a bit of some of the small hilltop villages you can find in Italy, only those sprawled out more once you get away from the top of the hill itself.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional
Thanks CoS :D
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DarthAsparagus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I like the shape of the village. I am always disappointed when there is nice cartography (drawing style) but the underlying place is just boring or unrealistic. This place looks like something that could really exist somewhere.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks Darth :D
I try to put a fair amount of realism and reasoning into my maps. I try to. :P
Doesn't always work, but I try. :nod:
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menapia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
pleasing on the eye and interesting street names - I live in a town that dates back to the 1000's and some of our medieval wall is still standing with the towered town gates and the Abbey built by a local guy who took part in the first Crusade .

The picture looks original like it could be dropped down in the English Cotswolds - talking about odd street names we have one here that's in viking Danish "Keyser" and another medieval street name "Kiss-arse lane"
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional
Thanks menapia :)
It would be cool to live in a town or city with such deep old roots.
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HusseinHorack Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My postman would hate this! Nice layout. 
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2016  Professional
I can just imagine the postman walking in circles haha :)
Thanks Hussein
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
i love maps! so nice...
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional
Thank you Sergey :D
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Edarneor Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, what a tiny and neat town! Would be awesome to live in. ;)
Btw, Who lives in the Someone's Home?
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional
Thanks Alex. :)
Well, Someone... of course. ;)
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Edarneor Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You bet! Not just anyone :D
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2016  Professional
Nope, definitely a Someone.
Not just anyone. Noone would do. Wink/Razz 
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jmb200960 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Nice concept and realization.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional
Thanks so much Jean :)
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SrgDark Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it man. The ringed layout and whole execution of it. 
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional
Thanks Srg :)
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thekarmikbob Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Wicked!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional
Thanks Bob. :D
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Ah, yours is always the good stuff. Wonderful job, once again!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional
Thanks Ann :)
I try bring the prime cuts to the table. Wink/Razz 
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Love the circular layout of the village make an interesting change from the usual.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional
Yeah, I was working on development for a video game and we were doing some unusual town layouts and it made me want to do another map somewhat like Sagemound. :)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful as usual J.  The illustration of the town is attractive and has just the right amount of detail given your objectives.  I to struggle with being able to come up with nice looking town-scapes within a time-frame suitable for a commissioned work.  It's something I'll be practicing more of in the future as well.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional
Yep, that's one of the big problems - client wants a town or city and wants loads of detail but the time requirement often leads to a lesser map or a declined commission.
I'm still on that road in pursuit of the midway point between detail and time.
But I've found some fun and interesting things along the way. :)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You certainly have at that.
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Izanami-No-Kami Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah Amazing *_*
I also want to learn how to make  maps.. xD
(It must be gold for game development)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional
Thanks Katarina :)
Yep, it is a huge help when doing game world development.
Also, being able to create buildings helps a lot too.
One large part of developing a game world after who is there and what they look like is where does everything take place.
So being able to create maps and environments is a big help. :)

Oh, and a great place to get more help with maps is the Cartographers Guild website - www.cartographersguild.com/con…
I'm over there a lot and there are tons of helpful and friendly people on there. ;)
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Izanami-No-Kami Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, i will check it out :D
Yeah i noticed that being able to create the things in 2D first,
helps a lot when you gonna create  it in 3D . xD

- I should cut down a bit on 3D and start practicing on it ( drawing and such)..:3
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional
Actually, the 3d work can be a big help in doing 2d work.
I used to do 3d stock modeling for awhile and I've found that to be an immense help in being able to visualize things better with 2d.
So maybe it will help you the same way. At the very least 2d sketching is a big help with 3d concept creation. ;)
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