View Full Version : WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North

12-23-2011, 07:24 AM
A friend of mine is working on a campaign based on the books about The Black Company by Glen Cook, and asked me if I could make a nice map for him.

I said yes... :)

I had a hard time finding any good ( http://wraggj.people.cofc.edu/blackco/north.jpg ) reference-maps but my friend finally found one and scanned me a copy of a map that was in one of the books (at least I think he told me it was from one of the books).


And here's my meager start. 300dpi 80X40cm (so it's a large one). Just border and coastlines yet.


Gonna do a portolan grid, some kind of compass rose and a legend-scroll...

12-23-2011, 08:49 AM
Portolan and compass rose....


12-23-2011, 12:30 PM
Cool, looking forward to it.

The map you posted is from the roleplaying-book that was published by Green Ronin for the (unfortunately) d20 System.

12-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

01-01-2012, 07:21 PM
Portolan huh. I've always wondered what those lines are called. Lookin good so far

01-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Quick point by point update....

1 - Drew a bird for "legend-shield".
2 - Photoshop crashed (didn't save for a couple of hours).
3 - Got really mad. Cursed alot!
3.5 - Hate computers for a while.
4 - Two weeks later, drew another bird. Saved my work several times.
5 - Made "legend-shield".
6 - Redid compass-rose. Like this one better.
7 - Drew several symbols for marking cities.

And I'm currently working on tree-symbols, as you can see at the top where the Great Forest will be.


Fun fact: Birds' head design pulled off of my gfs Luchador mask.

01-18-2012, 01:39 PM
And here are the tree-symbols. Now for spreading them around. Thought about creating a layer underneath the symbols and "filling" each tree with a soft green brush.


GM Night
01-18-2012, 11:39 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing progress on this one!