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Blaidd Drwg
03-16-2013, 09:12 AM
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Another city in my old campaign setting.

Hand-drawn on A3 paper using micron pens, pencils and a lot of erasers. The legend at the bottom was done digitally.

The initial inspiration came from the Italian town of San Gimignano, which is known for its many towers. Apparently, rich families tried to outdo each other by building ever higher towers to display their awesomeness.
Wikipedia entry. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Gimignano)
Tourist info. (http://www.sangimignano.net/)

No childish fantasies were harmed in the making of this map. Hope you enjoy!

A big thank you to everyone who helped me out with their comments and suggestions.

WIP thread here. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/town-city-mapping/20347-galastan-hand-drawn-city-mountain.html)

Ramah
03-16-2013, 09:42 AM
Beautiful map, Blaidd. Absolutely love it. :)

I need to share some rep around before I can hit you with some. I'll be back.

- Max -
03-16-2013, 09:52 AM
Great map and drawing, have some rep. I already said my thoughts on the key font in WIP.

aquarits
03-16-2013, 10:16 AM
Jesus lol, i just sent a PM talking about other of your maps and now i see that :)
Amazing map, give the impression that u just can walk in the map

arsheesh
03-16-2013, 08:48 PM
I think we may have our next Cartographers Choice here!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Diamond
03-16-2013, 11:49 PM
Like I said on DA, my jaw hurts from hitting the floor. AWESOME piece of artwork.

Bogie
03-17-2013, 02:01 AM
Most Excellent!

Black_Rose
03-17-2013, 02:38 AM
It's such a well done piece of work! Really awesome.

Eilathen
03-17-2013, 07:41 AM
That is very well done! Very inspiring. Have some Rep.!

Beoner
03-17-2013, 07:05 PM
Gotta share some rep before repping you again.

But this is still a beatiful map, masterpiece, ;)

If you can, please post some more maps.

Clercon
03-18-2013, 04:34 AM
Lust lovely! Looks like something from an old history book :)

Jaxilon
03-19-2013, 03:53 AM
Oh yeah, this is great stuff. Excellent work, your patience shows off.

Aredhel
03-19-2013, 07:00 AM
Impressive work and nice style!

Monkey
03-19-2013, 02:53 PM
Some great work!

torstan
03-20-2013, 10:50 AM
Stunning. The buildings work beautifully - and I love your fortification design!

Mahar
03-22-2013, 07:13 AM
Very nice work ! i want more cities like this !!! ;)

Marth Fright
03-22-2013, 07:31 AM
The fact that it is handdrawn sells this one for me. Also the San Gimignano reference - Tower Envy!

foremost
04-10-2013, 08:20 AM
Absolutely incredible. A masterpiece and inspiration to all other map makers. What font was used?

Blaidd Drwg
04-10-2013, 03:49 PM
Also the San Gimignano reference - Tower Envy!
Yes, I wonder what Dr. Freud would say about that town :P

Absolutely incredible. A masterpiece and inspiration to all other map makers. What font was used?
It's called Aquiline 2. I forgot where I found it, tho ...

siby
04-13-2013, 12:56 PM
What an amazing piece of work. Thank you for showing us your incredible talent.

AMXPariah
04-14-2013, 10:06 PM
The details are amazing and I like your use of pointillism in the background.

maurped
04-15-2013, 09:59 AM
I love this style of map, you got more?

Nox
05-14-2013, 10:04 PM
I love the scale and the perspective. If I look at it long enough, I almost expect to see small specs of people moving around. Very well done. :)

SupaDupaZombeeh
05-19-2013, 05:26 PM
Simply gorgeous.

Freehand 5.5
06-20-2013, 10:06 PM
It's simply a great map.
I got lost in details and woke up weeks later. ;)
I like the background.

The borders are a bit uninspiring though.

JSP
07-02-2013, 06:15 PM
Beautiful all the way around! I'm a fan of the hand drawn approach, and it takes something special to pull it off this well. More maps, indeed!

JSP

Sabbak
07-28-2013, 11:12 AM
IMPRESSIVE!
Simply one of the best "old town maps" I've ever seen (and I've seen a lot!).
And you know what? I've been to San Gimigniano last summer!
;-)

Thtb
07-31-2013, 03:58 AM
I agree - more please ~