View Full Version : Lacertus and the New World commission

08-10-2013, 04:25 PM
This is my second map for the writer Kassim Massop. It shows his world twenty years after the first (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/24199-lacertus-%96-commissioned-map-novel.html); the two landmasses have been joined together (don't ask me how :P) and a new continent has been discovered. I made it very similar to the first but took the chance to improve some things the fuzzy border is sharper in this one as Arsheesh and Max adviced, I changed the font to something cleaner, added a simple cartouche, and drew the rhumb lines digitally using a technique posted by Midgardsormr here: http://www.cartographersguild.com/mapping-elements/1281-diagonal-lines-rhumb-nav-lines-2.html.


I've quite grown to like this style while painting these. It's very simple of course, but it's fun to use. I think I'll try to develop it a bit more in some future maps.

08-11-2013, 08:27 AM
That's a great-looking map. The style is clean, and the rhumb lines make a great addition. It suggests an age of navigation and discovery. I like the font, too. Which font did you use?

Well done!

08-11-2013, 09:40 AM
Thanks, Coriolis! That discovery-feeling was what I was trying to achieve, so that's very nice to hear! The fonts are Papyrus for the labels and Herculanum for the title.