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Tualth Baerged by SirInkman Tualth Baerged by SirInkman
started life as a pencil drawing, colored in PS

This little piece started as a sketch of some sort of artifact while I was watching tv.
That got me thinking about doing an image like an archaeological infographic.
It progressed from there. All the line work was done in pencil and then pulled into PS.
As I was doing a sort of aged older look to it I got the idea to do a sort of hand-tinted look to parts of it like some old rendering.
Thus, the color to the fragment and the water in the inset map.

I am sure I will do some more images like this as it was a lot of fun to work on. :)
Other bits.....

Road to Midgeon by SirInkman  Haldeshar by SirInkman  Skenara [Land Beyond the Sea] by SirInkman   GrayHound and Crow map by SirInkman   The Barnacle [pencil] by SirInkman   Felian's Tower [pencil] by SirInkman
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Brian-van-Hunsel Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Fantastic!
I love how you subtly incorporate the different parts (detail, overview, caves and text) into one drawing.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional
Thanks Brian :D
It was something I had wanted to do for a while.
Need to do a few more of them. ;)
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DonnovanKnight Featured By Owner May 20, 2017   Traditional Artist
That's beautiful! I love the idea and look forward to seeing more like this.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional
Thanks Donnovan :)
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sayosen Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Love it!  Seems like the start of a great tale..
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Professional
Thanks Tim :D
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sayosen Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Your art is great and I love your cartography best of all.  Your maps are beautiful and playable, which is not always the case.  I introduced my son and several of his friends to RGPs a few years ago and they now play every chance they get - D&D, Pathfinder, and their own homebrew game which is based in Bourmout.  They have populated the town with interesting characters and have used it for several adventures.  So - thank you!  
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Professional
Oh man, that is so cool. Thanks for that Tim :D
That reminds me that I need to put up a map sometime soon that shows some of these locations in reference to each other.
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sayosen Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Would love to see it!  And thanks for replying.  I showed that to my son and he was blown away.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome work.  :)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Professional
Thanks BP :)
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
**Giggles!**

My pleasure, darling.  Keep up the awesome work ... :)
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Planetrix Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this style.  I'm going to have to try something like this one day with my maps.  Especially like how you've combined three views into one, to make a full piece.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks Planetrix and welcome to DA :)
If you are into maps, you will enjoy the Cartographers Guild - www.cartographersguild.com/con…
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Planetrix Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the link!  I adore maps, but have only started branching out in that direction -- my stuff is really basic at the moment.  Can't wait to see more of your work, and I'll look into joining once I have something to share :D
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
There are loads of tutorials on there as well as many helpful and friendly people too. ;)
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chashio Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Excellent map/artwork, J! You always put so much into your work. Love it :D

The fragment looks like it holds a secret map of the tunnels and rooms. Even if it doesn't, is still fun to think of and imagine deeper mysteries. :) 
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks K :D
Yes, it does sort of look a bit like some of the twists and turns of the burial chambers.
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mateusboga Featured By Owner May 15, 2017   Digital Artist
This looks super cool bro!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks Mateus :)
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butterfrog Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful! I love this illo-map combos!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks Hugo :D
I do too. I need to do more of those.
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Thomas-Rey Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Such a cool idea ! And the subtle texture you added to the artifact is great as always. Two maps in one and the artifact itself seems to hold the key to a crooked path. Great job !
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks Thomas :D
It was fun and definitely made me want to do another one.
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Siobhan68 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
This is so inspiring and beautiful! Thank you for sharing it! I just love your eye for detail! :love:
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks so much Siobhan :D
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Like the overlay of the Red Helm fragment and the map.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks Paul :)
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Adventure-Hunter Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this idea. the "Artifact" looks to me like a map. I can see roads wrapping about farms and orchards. That's what I get from it :). You really should do more like this.
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thanks AH :)
I will try to do more.
It was a lot of fun.
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Great concept! :clap:
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SirInkman Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional
Thank you :D
I was just over commenting on your awesome map. :P
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe :D Thanks!
It is amazing how you turned an artifact sketch into such a gorgeous map.
You always have great intuitions :ahoy:
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