View Full Version : The Isle of Vlyn - Comission

09-04-2011, 11:39 AM
The author of Dark Fate who commissioned the Andora map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?7226-Andora-A-Map-for-a-RPG) has written a novel, and wanted a quick redo of that map, showing the southern part of Andora and a detailed inset map of Vlyn, and change the labels to Portuguese. Since I had the source files I said I'd do it...


The components are all drawn in Inkscape and the layers composted in Gimp.

The oak leaf/acorn motif was made by searching for a few pictures, tracing them out in Inkscape, making some variations and then clone spraying them and adjusting them into clumps by hand. Yes I know oaks aren't vines, but consider it artistic liberty ;)

The hardest part was fitting the map to the specified proportion and keeping things looking balanced.

-Rob A>

09-04-2011, 01:46 PM
I think it looks great, man. I think your style has really evolved to fit those trade paperback book type maps. Clean and crisp but subtle and legible. Very nice. Crap, can't rep ya so I owe ya some.

09-04-2011, 05:17 PM
Yup, very clean alright. Lovely work man!


Hugo Solis
09-04-2011, 11:12 PM
Really neat, love the old world style.

09-05-2011, 12:11 AM
Looks nice, unique style. Can't say I love that style but you sure do awesome maps!