View Full Version : Laer Ia'Bor by LonewandererD

08-10-2012, 02:04 PM

Created in: Photoshop

Thanks to some community input and rating efforts, this 2010 insanely detailed city map from LonewandererD gets a show on the front page! This post doesn't have the full size image, so make sure you check the original post for all the detailed goodness!

This is Laer Ia'Bor, or White Rock City in English, the commanding city of the Dominion of the Elders of Sorres and the educational and intellectual centre of the Dal lands. The entire map was made from scratch in Photoshop and it took me a little over two months, I’m especially proud of this map because it is the first map where it was created using mostly my own techniques, I would still like give a thanks to Ascension for his town tut that I used to build up the bases of my buildings before adding extra layer effects, and Yander whose insignia tut I used here. For your convenience I have translated this map into English but I do have the map written in Dal if anyone is interested.

Congratulations on your second Cartographers' Choice map award!

Original threads
Click here to view the Finished Map thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10353)
Click here to view the WIP thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9194)

08-10-2012, 04:40 PM
Congrats LonewandererD.

RobA How exactly did you manage to Post 20 days in the future?

And how did I manage to post ahead of your post which came first?

08-10-2012, 07:24 PM
Posts made on August 10 appear before posts made on August 30. That's why we're above him.

Either he or we are having difficulties with temporal stability. Always hard to tell which.

LonewandererD -- Wonderful map!

08-10-2012, 07:36 PM
Congrats LonewandererD! Wonderful map (it's long been a staple of my inspiration folder).


08-11-2012, 05:28 AM
Oh my, thank you I honestly never expected this, this map was so long ago I would have thought it would have slipped into the fog somewhere.


08-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Well-deserved, and it's actually the first time I'm seeing it too!
great stuff

08-11-2012, 03:17 PM
Congrats LonewandererD.

RobA How exactly did you manage to Post 20 days in the future?

And how did I manage to post ahead of your post which came first?

My awesome ninja admin fail powers. That's how! They also managed to break the front page...which I hope should be fixed now, too.

-Rob A>

08-11-2012, 11:57 PM
Beautiful map!

08-12-2012, 03:22 AM
I actually had more planned for this map but trying to load up the file now into photoshop still crashes the program so I think i will leave it there


Blaidd Drwg
08-12-2012, 06:05 AM
Congrats! It's a real beauty and it deserves the recognition even after two years or so ;)

08-16-2012, 08:30 AM
That is... an amazing map...


08-18-2012, 02:59 PM
Congratulations. This is a good city map!

08-24-2012, 05:41 AM
This is indeed a great work. I have to look into your WIP! And I also liked the rendering of teh forest and the amount of buildings! Great!

08-25-2012, 09:24 AM
Great map. I kept wanting to want to look at the google street view version to see a certain feature - its that convincing that its real.

09-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Congrats! A really great map!

02-10-2013, 12:07 PM
Absolutely brilliant map!

03-13-2013, 08:27 AM
Simply amazing! From structure to detail. I feel honoured to be in the same guild as you all! :)

03-22-2013, 10:51 PM
Simply awesome!

04-02-2013, 05:22 PM
amazing job on the city layout


10-29-2014, 04:19 PM
love that the city wraps around the water, & the island bridges