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11-26-2012, 09:22 PM
50256Here is my finished repro of the map which will be featured in THE HOBBIT. Original artist is Daniel Reeve. I looked at pictures online to draw this. Map size is around 11.5x15.4 . Done on 90lb. Watercolor paper.

Here it is in natural lighting outside.

Here is another map. This one is not 100% my hand drawing. For this one, I used the mountain, hand with runes and dragon at top of mountain. I traced them then colored and replaced my drawings with them. I really liked the detailed lines on the mountain, made most likely with a square nib. I then water colored for aging.

11-27-2012, 01:03 AM
That's pretty cool! Nice work.

11-27-2012, 04:35 AM
Really nice, great work!

11-27-2012, 06:08 AM

11-27-2012, 06:12 AM
Thank you for the kind words.

Really looking forward to the movie. Loved the look of the map shown in some of the trailers and hoped to get a replica, but they are expensive at the weta store. Decided to make my own. Really pleased with the way this one turned out. When held up to a light source the moon letters become visible.


11-27-2012, 07:14 AM
How did you do those moon runes so that they are highlighted when held up ?

11-27-2012, 07:21 AM
Back of map is black except for the rune letters so light passes through runes more than the remaining surface area.

11-27-2012, 09:44 AM
This looks amazing!! Great Job!!

11-27-2012, 03:42 PM
Wow, I'm impressed! Not only is this a fantastic replica, but the rune letters trick was really clever. Have some rep.


11-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks. While I did come up with the idea myself, I later learned that it is the same method used on the prop replica for sale at the weta cave store, so it isn't my pioneering. Thanks for the kind words and rep.

11-28-2012, 12:35 PM
Wow, I really like this. Really.Esp. the Runes :D

If you ask me, any idea that originates with you is original to you, so koodos for coming up with that idea for the Runes. I don't care if the technique is used elsewhere by pro prop makers. very nice job.

Repped as well as liked

11-29-2012, 06:24 AM
Here is a map of wilderland I did about 10 years ago or so. My scanner was not large enough to get the full scan so here are left and right sections. If I can find my original map, I'll throw up a pic of the whole map in one section.

Here it is.

11-29-2012, 08:23 AM
Amazing! It's great that those maps are so real, that you can actually touch them... Beautiful! :)

Dalor Darden
11-29-2012, 11:23 PM
Wow, this gets me all excited for "The Hobbit" coming out soon! Thanks so much!

Caleb N
01-27-2013, 09:01 PM
Wow, Incredible job with the map and super awesome work with the moon runes. I'm currently working on making one myself. This is my first try ever trying to make a map. Any pointers would be fantastic. Either way, great artistic work.

01-31-2013, 09:01 PM
Just have fun and don't feel like you have to have it perfect on your first try. The more you make the better you will get. Thanks for the compliments.

01-31-2013, 09:07 PM
That's lovely work iceclimber, kudos!


02-06-2013, 11:48 AM
That's awesome replica - really like it .