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Mikscifonia: The Continent

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By XianPryde   |   Watch
Published: July 16, 2017
Created as part of a unique challenge at cartographersguild.com, this map is the second part of the double-island that somehow exists simultaneously at both very large and very small sizes. If you match it up against the other Mikscifonia, you'll see that the shape is exactly the same, with only the scale being different. I even created an animated GIF that would smoothly morph between the two.

The unusual compass was part of the challenge, where I was directed to have something other than the standard cardinal directions for this world. Instead, there is a triple compass system involving a "Spinward" direction, a "Windward" direction, and...some other direction beginning with "D" (I'm trying to remember what I had in mind--I drew this a year and a half ago).

NOTE: I'm also distributing a label-free version of this map that anyone can use for any non-commercial purpose. Fill it with your own place names!

Someone asked where I got the icons for the sites, and the answer is that I just drew them. Pixel by pixel. Site location icons are one of the things I'm working on as a cartographer--one of the things I'm trying to get better at doing--and I'm pretty happy with how these came out.

Drawn almost entirely in Procreate on the iPad Pro, using the Apple Pencil. Photoshop was used for the placement of site icons and for textual elements.
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