View Full Version : Kherash - fantasy map commission

- Max -
01-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Hey guys,

Here's one of my latest works, a private commission, a part of the world of Kherash, for a RPG fantasy setting. The request was to make a full sepia-ish map so I did :) It's intended to be print on a 23"x33" poster size.


Hope you'll like it. As usual, feel free to rate, rep or un away :)

01-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Hell yes! I really dig that style, Max.
It gives me that same feeling i had when i was a still young (;) ) and opened a new fantasy book and lo and behold there was a nice map in it...to pour over for hours :D

Will there be more for this world? (You know me ;) )

If i can, i'll rep. you. And have a "like".

Occult Detective
01-11-2014, 11:33 AM
It's gorgeous. Well done.

01-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Beautiful map Max!

01-11-2014, 01:02 PM
Wow, that's incredible! I bet it would be even nicer
to have a copy that's poster size. If I saw this in a
book I was about to read, it wouldn't matter how
good or bad the writing was, I'd finish the book

I don't want to go overboard with praise, but this
map, and maps like it, are why I'm interested in
cartography. Like my signature says, the best maps
are the ones we like the most after looking at the
longest. The more I looked at this one, the more
interesting it became. So, really, excellent work.

01-11-2014, 02:07 PM
The shape of the lands is very nice, the mountains excellent... And I seriously wonder how you can put so much informations which are all easy-to-read and harmonious with the map elements... That's magic to me!

01-11-2014, 03:30 PM


- Max -
01-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Thanks much guys, comments appreciated!
@Eilathen : The southern part of Kherash might be mapped, yes...Well let's wait and see ;)
@Ilanthar : Yep, labeling is indeed a very important on a map and to be honest, it's one of my favourite part :)

01-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Oh - Max -, I love your maps, thanks for being part of this community.

01-11-2014, 07:59 PM
I always prefer a clearer separation of land-water, boggles my poor brain in sepia/b&w, LOL. That said, a gorgeous map. Well thought out and put together.

01-11-2014, 09:46 PM
Hight Quality, and splendid compositon. But I have to agree, some more water/land distinction would be nice, only sutle.

- Max -
01-12-2014, 08:02 PM
Oh - Max -, I love your maps, thanks for being part of this community.
Thanks much Katto but what about thanking this community for being here and motivate us to share our works? ;)

@ Veldehar and SK : Thanks guys, at the start I hesitated a bit about making the lands darker but finally chose to keep the same background for both lands and sea.

01-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Which programm did you use?

And is there a tut for this kind of maps available?
I exactly searched for a style like this for one of my maps.

- Max -
01-15-2014, 04:54 AM
The map is digitally hand-drawn in photoshop. I didn't make some tuts about it but I'm sure you can find find useful tuts and tips here at the guild :)

01-15-2014, 06:01 PM
By far, this is one of the most brilliant maps I have seen. Well Done.

- Max -
01-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Thanks much Steven, glad you like it!