View Full Version : Selvarin by -Max-

04-04-2013, 10:13 PM


Created in: Photoshop

Anyone who's been around the Guild in recent months has bound to have come across the work of one -Max-. Though he's only been here for about 5 months or so he's been quite prolific in that time, dishing up one excellent piece after another. Several of his pieces would have made excellent featured maps here at the Guild, but his map of Selvarin in particular stands out as noteworthy. It is a lovingly detailed and beautifully presented work. Note that the current resolution is at one half the size of the original, whose 7795x10866 px size was too large to upload.

Hey guys,
...The map also contains some special features: I wanted to make some humble tribute to a few Guild's cartographers of whom I like the works. Ten or so labels are therefore inspired by some CG's maps I like, slightly modified, more or less easy to spot...

Original threads
Click here to view the Finished Map thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/22689-selvarin-fantasy-map.html)
Click here to view the WIP thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/regional-world-mapping/22419-wip-selvarin-fantasy-map.html)

04-08-2013, 08:23 PM
Congratulations -Max- you deserve it :D Always with amazing maps.
I loved your style since my first time here, Erborn and Aern made me follow you since then.

I am still in love for the Muraile de Fer :) and hope see more of your maps. Well deserved and nice job!

04-09-2013, 01:46 AM
great map with some very nice labels and colours as well. loely shields too.

also, the Desolation of Hareshk :)

- Max -
04-09-2013, 02:59 AM
:) I feel honored to be on the CG's front page, thanks!
@ Vorropohaiah : seems that you're the only one that spot a reference so far! ;)

04-09-2013, 03:03 AM
:) i take it there'a more then?

- Max -
04-09-2013, 03:09 AM
Yep, there's like ten or so other references on the map.

Blaidd Drwg
04-09-2013, 05:32 AM
Congrats Max! Really pleased to see you among the lucky ones. I don't care what you said in the nominations thread, you deserve it. :D

ETA: hey, I found a 'Galasstaan'. Awesome :D

04-09-2013, 08:19 AM
congratulations! Well deserved this map is gorgeous and very detailed!

- Max -
04-09-2013, 05:40 PM
Thanks you guys.
@ Blaidd: ;) well spotted!

05-13-2013, 03:20 AM
Amazing style, very clean and in a way, it looks "authentic". Nice work, Max!

- Max -
05-31-2013, 04:21 PM
Thanks Krasimir, glad you like it :)

07-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love all your work, but this has got to be by far my favourite. Love everything about it. Makes me sad that i learned German and Spanish at school rather than French :<. Gonna google translate all those little descriptor bubbles. Perfection.

07-30-2013, 06:21 PM
Very nice work!

08-18-2013, 08:48 PM
Brilliant! Seemingly every map I've seen from Max is amazing and a pleasure to examine.

- Max -
09-02-2013, 04:26 AM
Thank you guys, glad you like it :)

09-24-2013, 06:03 AM
Amazing map.

I am looking at doing a project soon. As a non professional looking for maps for my own world I hope I can afford you :)

- Max -
10-10-2013, 04:03 PM
Thanks Gary, feel free to shoot me a PM when you need :)

12-07-2013, 11:33 PM
Just saw your WIP, and the finish is just nutz! Great skill.

03-24-2014, 10:14 PM
Congratulations, this is the type of map I want to make for my fantasy novel. Great job!

04-14-2014, 09:15 AM
How do you get the lines around the water? The lines that show the depth along the coast

Bryan Livingston
04-17-2014, 05:19 PM
:) I feel honored to be on the CG's front page, thanks!

Max, would you consider licensing this map for this project: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapmaking-requests/26861-%241-000-game-map-graphics-commision.html

10-29-2014, 04:15 PM
unreal how good, new or not...has many more you should look at