View Full Version : The Realms of Xendria

04-07-2012, 10:51 PM
This is the finished map that will be featured in the short comic "Through the Eyes of Grizelda (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146510891/through-the-eyes-of-grizelda)". I'm really happy with how the symbols came out. It was really fun breaking out the old fashioned ink pen and hand drawing the mountains and other symbols. As always, thanks to everyone for your input while the the map was a WIP.

04-07-2012, 11:26 PM
Beautiful work. That must have taken some patience! I love the muted colour palette.

04-07-2012, 11:52 PM
Yes! This is a fine map. A good combination of simple and complicated. The mountain ranges are well done and the time you put into making this is obvious.

04-08-2012, 01:13 AM
Wow, nicely done! I agree, the soft muted tones are very attractive.


04-08-2012, 02:02 AM
Excellent, very professional looking.

04-08-2012, 02:56 AM
That is awesome cereth. I like they way you did the deserts using the dots for texture too.

04-08-2012, 03:30 AM
Beautiful work. I love everything about this map, come to think of it.

How did you create the 'desert dots'? Did you individually place each dot, or is that some kind of texture? If it's a texture, any chance you'd be willing to share it?

04-08-2012, 03:54 AM
This is most impressive!

04-08-2012, 04:37 AM
A wonderful map! Very well done! :) I like how you used a combination of dots and illustrations to represent towns and other places.

04-08-2012, 08:47 AM
The dots are a seamless texture I made...I'll be sure to share it. I'll also make a brush pack from the mountains as soon as I can get around to it.

Thanks for the compliments. :)

04-08-2012, 11:08 AM
Wonderful execution, already one of my favourites.
I think the most aazing thing is the way that ink seems to blend with the paper!
Congratulations! =)

04-09-2012, 05:46 AM
Wow, excellent piece! I love it. This definitely goes into my "favourite maps"-folder. Have some rep.!

04-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Wow. Quite a map.

06-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Hey- the map and the comic that it appears in are NOW ON SALE- 28 color pages for $5- this includes shipping!!


VOL. 1

By Jason Lenox, David Paul
Art by Jason Lenox, Dani Kaulakis, Damon Haigh, Joseph Freistuhler
SC, 28pgs, full color
Front cover: Jason Lenox, Dani Kaulakis
Back cover: Joseph Freistuhler, Jason Lenox

In the clutches of an army of would-be assassins the tyrant lord necromancer Amon Kadesh must survive the terrors of an assault on his fortress, while his cat familiar Grizelda seeks only the solitude of peace and comfort. At any cost.

Elsewhere, and in the far reaches of space, Commander Veer leads an Exterminus unit to locate and exterminate Scourge Species X2987, AKA The Great Vermin!

This epic premier volume includes the dark fantasy “Through the Eyes of Grizelda” and the sci-fi thriller “The Great Vermin” from Jason Lenox (Grey Haven, Viper) and David Paul (Heavy Metal, InvestComics, Heske Horror, JOSEPH!) It features highly detailed coloring and pin-up art by Dani Kaulakis, additional pin-ups by Damon Haigh and Jason Lenox, and an incredibly realistic map by cartographer Joseph Freistuhler.

06-07-2012, 01:50 PM
Beautiful map, I love it! The way you draw mountain ranges is awesome, the combination of styles - the "long ranges" and individual mountains - is great. The first map I posted on the Guild was inspired to some extent by your work. Thank you! :)

12-29-2012, 01:28 AM
Very Tolkien-esque to my eye. Really great 3/4 perspective. The mountains are my favorite part. I just wish the scale was smaller. At your present scale most of your mountain ranges are 10 to 15 miles (or is it kilometers?) or less. This makes them more like ranges and not a whole mountain system like the Rockies or even Appalachians of America...nor as expansive as the Andes of western South America. Other than that...I really like the style.

- Max -
12-29-2012, 09:03 PM
Nice stuff here. I like the subtle soft muted colors you used on this map. The labels on mountains are quite hard to read though but it's still a good map :)