View Full Version : Oraven - The savage lands - fantasy map

- Max -
07-05-2013, 08:59 PM
Hi everyone,

Here's my latest map, which is a first experiment with a new style, with some light painting touch. Though I'm thinking about expanding the map to make a larger one or mapping some surroundings area of the actual one, I've decided to post the current savage lands of oraven in a finished thread.
It was done in Photoshop and the full size map is 14"x19". WIP thread is here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/regional-world-mapping/23747-wip-savage-lands-oraven.html). Thanks to everyone for the support, comments are always keeping the motivation up :)

Comments are still welcome, I hope you'll like it.

Feel free to rep, rate or run away :)


07-05-2013, 09:13 PM
Beautiful work Max! :) I especially love the design around the title and the forest of course is great!

07-05-2013, 09:26 PM
Max you realize don't you that you are beginning to bloat my inspiration folder ;). The map itself is very impressive but the way that you have chosen to frame it really ties it altogether very nicely. Repped, liked, rated and all that jazz.


07-06-2013, 08:13 AM
I don't think that i can rep you again (at least not yet), but have a "like". This is an awesome new style. I really really dig it. This map really invites me to set a game of DnD* in it.
Well done! Oh and as an aside...i really hope you'll do the Oraven worldmap someday (surprise, surprise :D ).
Looking forward to your next map, Max!

* where DnD stands for "your rpg of choice" ;)

07-06-2013, 10:22 AM
Amazing map Max! I know nothing about the world of Oraven, but with this map I want to play there! :)

07-06-2013, 05:02 PM
Excellent work! I have to agree with Arsheesh about the framing choice also. Your color choices really help set the theme of "Savage", beautiful map Max!

07-06-2013, 07:22 PM
The color used is amazing. This style really summons the 'savage' feeling.

- Max -
07-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Thank you very much all you guys! Comments appreiatezd :)
@Arsheesh : Don't you know I'm just doing maps to fill your inspiration folder? :D
@Eilathen and Hobbehobbe : If you already want to play in the savage of lands, I'm already fully satisfied about my job on the map ;)
@WEP and Bane : I'm glad to have achieved the"savage" render with the coloring job :)

07-08-2013, 06:14 PM
I run out of stars to rep you, again. The only thing bugging me are the many pixel errors on the outer papertextures, they look a bit like and unclean selection/cut. Beside that all of the map is well crafted and amazed me. I even like the forest now, with the new colors, they start to be realy vivid, especially the southern one.

Freehand 5.5
07-09-2013, 02:13 AM
Those forests ... hell, they are cool!
And the coastlines. Nice!
Again, it's a great piece of work.

I haven't seen a map in english language of yours, yet.

- Max -
07-09-2013, 08:34 AM
Thanks guys, glad you like it!
@Freehand : it's actually my first finished map with english labels. Kesh on WIP will be labeled aswell and the current monthly challenge map too.

07-11-2013, 06:16 AM
Beautiful map, great work!

- Max -
07-11-2013, 07:12 AM
Thank you :)

07-11-2013, 07:58 AM
Damn man, this is awesome!
I definitely have no idea how you can be so skilled. It's like whatever you do is always terrific.
Well done, very impressed! You're a boss ;)

07-11-2013, 08:16 AM
Damn man, this is awesome!
I definitely have no idea how you can be so skilled. It's like whatever you do is always terrific.
Well done, very impressed! You're a boss ;)

Yes its realy uncanny, all his new recent maps had the magic to surprise with new twists and styles.

- Max -
07-11-2013, 09:33 AM
Thanks you very much guys!
@ Dain : in your own style, I can give you back the compliment ;)

07-23-2013, 06:38 AM
Awesome style Max! A great map, very inspiring

- Max -
07-25-2013, 03:14 AM
Thanks Aredhel :)

08-01-2013, 08:14 PM
Max, do you have a collated map of Oraven? This looks like the mother of all mapping projects :).

- Max -
08-02-2013, 05:27 AM
Lypheus, the project is to make a small atlas of Oraven. On my way to build it :)