View Full Version : The Thelonian Empire

10-22-2009, 10:21 PM
This has been an epic project that I started working on over four months ago, and it feels pretty good to have finally crossed the finish line. When I started out I had very limited experience with Photoshop and Illustrator, but really picked up both programs as I worked on the project.

I was inspired by the work of HandsomeRob and used his great tutorial to start out my map, and then went off in my own direction a bit. The setting is one I may use for a novel at some point (if I ever get around to writing it). I wanted the map to have a very atlas-like vibe so that it would give the setting a historical feel, like the map belonged in a modern day text book or something.

Many thanks to all those who gave suggestions and comments while the map was a WIP (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=5998).

For a full sized/high resolution version of the map click here (http://www.arythea.com/map-final.jpg).

10-23-2009, 06:09 AM
Damn, that's absolutely beautiful. :)

10-23-2009, 09:03 AM
A very nice map

10-23-2009, 01:44 PM
I followed this one for a while, and it turned out great!

10-24-2009, 08:32 AM
what can i say besides great work and repped


Steel General
10-24-2009, 09:04 AM

10-26-2009, 02:31 AM
I honestly don't have much to say that's more original than saying that it's gorgeous. It really looks like something you'd find in an atlas.