View Full Version : Renaissance City by Lingon

- Max -
03-16-2014, 08:08 AM

Created in: Ink and watercolors/Photoshop

If you're looking for the intersection between traditional art and cartography you'll undoubtedly find it in Lingon's maps. All throughout his maps these last months, this watercolors painter has shown his mastery of this medium. One of his latest maps, Renaissance City, features subtle colors and tones that are simple, elegant, clear and harmonious. This watercolor piece has a solid, realistic layout. Surely this city map a shining jewel in Lingon's maps collection."

... my first city map [...] was a commission for the writer Marc Wilson, who I'm very, very grateful to for trusting me to make this map without any other cities in my portfolio. As always, ink and watercolors for the landscape/city, and Photoshop for the labels. [...] I also used PS to assemble the cartouches, from painted and scanned sections.

Original threads
Click here to view the Finished Map thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/25554-fantasy-renaissance-city.html)

03-16-2014, 05:34 PM
Fantastic work Lingon! Well deserved.


03-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Thanks, this feels amazing :) What a wonderful blurb you wrote about me. I'm honored and still a little chocked, haha… Thanks everyone who has helped me get better! I hope I'll keep improving, I still have lots to learn about watercolors and cartography :)

03-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Great map Lingon! I'm yet again amzed by your skills with the traditional arts. Well deserved!

03-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Thanks Llannagh! I'm not sure I am very skilled, I'm only using very basic techniques, and maps are really the only things I can use watercolors for… but anyway, I'm happy to hear it :)

03-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Don't sell yourself short Lingon, your maps are amazing, and so are your skills!

03-20-2014, 01:52 AM
This is amazing and reminds me of one of the signatures here, saying something like:

If you want something to look as if drawn by hand, maybe you should just draw it by hand.

The appearance on the front page is very verll deserved indeed!

03-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate it :)

03-25-2014, 07:27 PM
Another great map, I want to do a city map someday.

03-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Thanks, Lonewriter! Jump right in, it's fun :)

05-01-2014, 10:10 PM
All of your maps are really impressive, Lingon. I'm inspired to keep trying in making mine look this good!

05-03-2014, 04:39 AM
Thank you! Glad I can inspire you! I'm looking forward to seeing your maps :)

Bruce Fergusson
05-29-2014, 03:08 AM
Gorgeous, Lingon: beautiful coloring, easy to follow. Just the sort of city map I'll be needing for Castlecliff, Draica and Milatum in my Six Kingdoms world.

05-30-2014, 05:07 AM
Thanks, Bruce! I do commissions, if you'd be interested in that :)

09-18-2014, 05:56 AM
great work. This skill is something i would like to have. Great look.

09-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Nice clean map, I have one comment, the scale of the stonework is too close to the scale of the buildings, I think scaling the stonework down would help separate the two elements. Nice color and feel to the map.

10-29-2014, 01:41 AM
Wow, very cool.