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City of Hills 2015: Challenge Map by Traditionalmaps City of Hills 2015: Challenge Map by Traditionalmaps

This is a map I made for the Cartographers Guilds annual challenge. Took me quite a while, but I liked how it turned out  and learned even more :)

Pen and paper, then colored and labeled in Photoshop.

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:iconfeistydeadlysins:
FeistyDeadlySins Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful. I love all the details. 
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:iconlaurensspruit:
LaurensSpruit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Bro your work is awesome!
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Awesome map!
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016
Your welcome!
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:iconserge2nd:
Serge2nd Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
Сурьёзный городок, сразу видно -столица княжества, а то и королевства!
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcolemanrugh:
ColemanRugh Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Fabulous work!
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Big thanks! :)
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Satyaries87 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Love your style! I'm really into cartography as well & have done a few pieces. Really want to know if you used any kind of reference while doing this or went with the flow of your imagination? :D
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist

Thank you. Cartography is tons of fun! I've drawn inspirations from many sources. In developing the style I've tried to mash together a 16th – 17th century city map style(Braun and de Wit mainly)with  a more contemporary style. The buildings are inspired by many different sources and artwork, but mainly my own imagination and fantasy mythos :)

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frenchfriar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very lovely map, love the shading, and it is beautifully drawn. i might prefer the numbers to be bolder to make them more visible, but that's the only suggestion i could make.
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I agree about the numbers, they are even harder to find in print!
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kawaiku Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
What they all said, great map!
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Big thanks! :)
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Fred73fr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh oh, It is just an awesome and incredible job. Impressive!
You got my sole vote on CG and you really deserve to win this challenge, truly.
Of course, knowing that most of this is hand drawn, on paper hey no wicked PS done, has a special nice taste to me.
I could talk about the details all day long. Well done and thanks for sharing this masterpiece ;) 
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist

Thank you Fred, that means a lot coming from you. After all, your work is a great source of inspiration for me :)

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Fred73fr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know it's reciprocal right?
Besides, I may have done a couple of things but you've done ten times more! which tells me I should hurry a bit more to keep the pace, by the way ...
;)
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist

Thank you. You are to humble though. In my mind I'm not even near your league. Starting to climb out of the sandbox here, you're already on top of the mountain ;)

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Fred73fr Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't see a better relationship, built on mutual respect then ;)
Get inspired by each other, that's perfect, isn't it?
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You have a good point ;)
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Fred73fr Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015   Digital Artist
Beautiful map.
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Big thanks :)
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmtcarpenter:
MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. Well done.
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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YumeQueen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely congratulations, but I can not say the same of my have to the care of him.
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, however, not certain that I understand what you mean? :)
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Really nice map. Love the design and layout of the city.
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Big thanks :)
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BloodAndBones Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Awesome :O
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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COOSK-KUNKUN Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
wow wonderful!
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional
It looks wonderful Karl. Great job. :)
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you friend :)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional
My pleasure Karl. :)
I love watching your maps come together. :nod:
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MCsaurus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Whoa.

Awesome art of castle and village you draw, I think I like it.
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:icontraditionalmaps:
Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmcsaurus:
MCsaurus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Your welcome.
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vorropohaiah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
great, as always :) how big was the paper?
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Vorropohaiah, the original was A3, but the final digital version is 50 x 40 cm :)
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!
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Traditionalmaps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!: )
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