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Schley
06-18-2011, 09:08 PM
This was created as an endsheet map for Scholastic's middle-grade mystery novel "The Mastermind Plot", an upcoming sequel to "The Midnight Tunnel", by Angie Frazier. The setting is a fictional neighborhood in Boston around 1900.

For most of my literary maps, I've been developing an inking style reminiscent of golden age pen and ink interior illustration.

Hope you like. :)

Ascension
06-18-2011, 10:36 PM
Dude, that's so cool. I love Victorian houses - did you look at some references or just make them up as you went along?

Jaxilon
06-18-2011, 11:29 PM
That's pretty cool, I like it too. It kind of lets your mind fill in some of the bits.

Schley
06-19-2011, 01:45 AM
Thanks! I actually looked up a ton of old photo's taken in 19th century Boston for architectural details. All the buildings are inspired more or less by warehouses, homes, and other business actually located in or near the city. Historical society archives have a wealth of information to discover.

ravells
06-19-2011, 05:28 AM
Really beautiful and it's just like cool maps I remember from books in my childhood.

Steel General
06-19-2011, 09:43 AM
Nicely done..

Veldehar
06-19-2011, 09:56 AM
A possible detail here for this sort of map. MA as an abbreviation is a postal code that began in 1963. Most likely historical maps would have the Mass. abbreviation or spell it out. A very cool map!

Schley
06-19-2011, 02:13 PM
A possible detail here for this sort of map. MA as an abbreviation is a postal code that began in 1963. Most likely historical maps would have the Mass. abbreviation or spell it out. A very cool map!

Good to know! Thanks! :)

arsheesh
06-19-2011, 02:58 PM
Very cool stuff Schley!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Katto
06-19-2011, 05:12 PM
I wish I could do handdrawn stuff like that. Well done!