View Full Version : Archetypical Fantasy Map

10-08-2009, 09:41 AM
This map was a request by The_Lady_Tear (original request here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=7099)), who asked for a map depicting an archetypical campaign setting.

In our discussions, we decided to have each country take on iconic shapes to depict its theme (i.e., a land of serpents which took on the form of a snake).

The map was done in Gimp, with the exception of the labels which were done in Photoshop, then brought over to Gimp for polish.

10-08-2009, 10:43 AM
Looks good Gidde. It's a pretty unique piece and it turned out great.
Have some rep!

10-08-2009, 10:48 AM
That is quite a bizarre map. I love the dragon!

Great result. Repped and rated.

10-08-2009, 11:11 AM
It might be my eyes playing tricks on me... but it appears that the land labeled "Sin" is shaped like the intersection of the traditional symbol for "male" and "female" (the circle with the the arrow point up and right and the circle with the cross dropped below it). I guess this suggests that the land of "Sin" is a land of, shall we say, biblical "knowing" and fornication?

10-08-2009, 12:20 PM
Wow, turned out very nice!

karro, I believe you are correct, there's very definitely some hills going on there that imply that :)

That vortex/empty space are turned out fabulous, Nice job on the edges!!

10-08-2009, 12:24 PM
I think that came out very well. You really carried the iconic theme well from concept to completion and made one heck of a fun looking map to adventure on.

10-08-2009, 02:47 PM
Thank you everyone!

Yes Karro, that's exactly what it's trying to convey, in the most non-R-rated way I could think of ;)

10-09-2009, 12:20 AM
Arrows don't always point north. 8)


10-09-2009, 10:17 PM
Very cool.

This map was a blast to look over and figure out the terrains.

Nicely done!

10-09-2009, 10:29 PM
I dunno how non-R-rated the Sin land is, but the Sandlash area is RRR+.

10-09-2009, 10:36 PM
Thanks, Auth :)

@Toff: LOL. Tornado, man, tornado. Any other similarities are absolutely and completely in your head ;)

10-10-2009, 12:54 AM
I'm sorry, doc, I just don't see a tornado ... I really gotta squint.

10-10-2010, 03:17 PM
Why can`t I see the map??

10-11-2010, 04:57 AM
I can't find it either. XD