View Full Version : The Crysalian Empire

11-04-2011, 02:45 AM
Inspired by an book about the Byzantine Empire I made this map, imitating a medieval style and giving it a pseudo roman/greek feeling.

The outline was hand drawn and scanned, parchment, colour and labels added in PS.

11-04-2011, 05:50 AM
I just love this one :) really :)

11-04-2011, 07:53 AM
I really like what you've done with the water. And as always, love your hand drawn illustrations too!

11-04-2011, 08:06 AM
Yes, the water caught my eye over in the WIP thread too... looks like a really good ink-wash line but with overlap. The "Autokrator" illustration should form part of the Bresian Tapestry I reckon! :D

11-04-2011, 09:57 AM
I love it - not just the water, but all the hand-tinted effects. The borders are great - I have seen yet less precise line-following on even atlas maps from a hundred or hundred-fifty years ago. I was going to complain that the cities and trees weren't colored outside the lines at all, but looking closely I see you left them a tad irregular too. Like, they were done by one colorist at 9AM on a Monday, while the borders were the 47th copy done by a different colorist on a Friday afternoon :-).

11-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Thank you, guys! I'm glad this map turned out so good.

Steel General
11-10-2011, 06:51 AM
Good god when do you find time to sleep? ;)

Another fine piece by the way...

11-10-2011, 08:34 AM
Good god when do you find time to sleep? ;)

Another fine piece by the way...

Sleep?!? ;)

Thank you!