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Quabbe
04-11-2010, 10:07 PM
Hi there,

Caeruin is an imaginary world in which I craft for about ten years. The first maps were handdrawn. 2004 I created my first map with Photoshop, which you can see here. It was my first experience with photoshop, as you can see certainly. Since then I have used various techniques to make the map more and more detailed. The last version was created in 2009. And I have started a lot more maps that are not yet finished (and maybe never will be).

See more maps here: Chronicles of Caeruin - Page 2 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9958-Chronicles-of-Caeruin&p=107876&viewfull=1#post107876)

Quabbe

Rythal
04-11-2010, 10:33 PM
Wow. You were right; you have improved your style over the years. Very well done. That is one long strait, but by no means unrealistic.

again, that is some seriously sweet cartography.

jwbjerk
04-11-2010, 11:05 PM
impressive amount of growth, your last one is top-notch!

Ascension
04-11-2010, 11:57 PM
That fourth one is very nice but that third one kicks...lots of detail there.

Sapiento
04-12-2010, 01:41 AM
Hervorragend!

Excellent!

Ghostman
04-12-2010, 09:33 AM
The fourth map especially is breathtaking, although the 2nd and 3rd ones are also very nice. Repped with gusto :!:

torstan
04-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Truly love that 4th map. That's a fantastic series of progressions - congratulations! Welcome to the guild.

Meridius
04-12-2010, 10:40 AM
Alright, this definitely means forking out the rep... *grabs sack of rep* *grabs pitchfork* *starts forking out rep*.

Excellent maps, as most people, I especially like the fourth one, though I don't really understand why there's diagonally crossing meridians. Is that to enhance the feeling that all corners of the map are meeting?

Map Vandal
04-12-2010, 11:31 AM
I agree with Ascension, that third map is wonderful!

ravells
04-12-2010, 12:00 PM
My fave is the the third map too. Lovely work and have some rep!

Quabbe
04-12-2010, 04:51 PM
Truly love that 4th map. That's a fantastic series of progressions - congratulations! Welcome to the guild.
Thanks. I found this site some time ago for me, primarily as a source of inspiration. Now I wanted to give something back to you. :)


Excellent maps, as most people, I especially like the fourth one, though I don't really understand why there's diagonally crossing meridians. Is that to enhance the feeling that all corners of the map are meeting?

Although I have tried to acquire some knowledge about the production of ancient maps (including the importance of meridians), at least it has a purely decorative purpose. I've seen these intertwined 'meridians' allready in several historic maps (for no apparent reason other than the optic) and I have thought that they would make in my map quite well.

Anyway, here I have a few more maps. The first one was inspired by Schley's wonderful map of Eberron, especially in terms of colors. The second one is a worldmap in a black-and-white-style I liked to try out. Last but not least, two small insights into a much larger map where I am actually working on.


Quabbe

Raskat
04-12-2010, 07:02 PM
I'm stunned. You are no amateur :D. This is pro work and I'm jealous of your skills!!! Good job man :).

Steel General
04-14-2010, 09:21 AM
Very nice, thx for sharing

Aval Penworth
04-14-2010, 11:20 AM
Wow and Wow again! Love your work.

silverhead
04-14-2010, 02:38 PM
Awesome. What a progression!

jwbjerk
04-14-2010, 03:34 PM
Although I have tried to acquire some knowledge about the production of ancient maps (including the importance of meridians), at least it has a purely decorative purpose. I've seen these intertwined 'meridians' allready in several historic maps (for no apparent reason other than the optic) and I have thought that they would make in my map quite well.

They are navigational aids, like a compass rose:

"the straight lines criss-crossing many portolan charts represent the thirty-two directions (or headings) of the mariner's compass from a given point. This is similar to the compass rose displayed on later maps and charts. Naming or demonstrating all thirty-two points is called boxing the compass."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portolan_chart

arsheesh
04-14-2010, 09:33 PM
Absolutely stunning Quabbe, you have demonstrated masterful skill in a variety of styles. Thanks for sharing, and have some rep.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

betomuraro
04-16-2010, 05:47 PM
very good indeed.

Diamond
04-17-2010, 12:29 AM
I'm stunned. You are no amateur :D. This is pro work and I'm jealous of your skills!!! Good job man :).

Yeah, ditto! My God, those are all simply beautiful. I hope we see many, many, many more maps from you!

Jaxilon
04-17-2010, 12:40 AM
I have to agree with the points already made. Those are some seriously gorgeous maps! Thank you for "giving back" as you put it and welcome to the guild.

Now you are inspiring others. I think we are overwhelmed just a tad and we thank you for it.

Katto
04-17-2010, 11:30 AM
Hallo Nachbar!
I am very glad that I have not missed that thread. Very beautiful maps you have and thanks for sharing! *REP*

Quabbe
04-19-2010, 04:15 AM
Hey guys, thank you all!


"the straight lines criss-crossing many portolan charts represent the thirty-two directions (or headings) of the mariner's compass from a given point. This is similar to the compass rose displayed on later maps and charts. Naming or demonstrating all thirty-two points is called boxing the compass."
Sounds reasonable, thanks for the info and the link!


Yeah, ditto! My God, those are all simply beautiful. I hope we see many, many, many more maps from you!
Oh yes, you will. Right now I'm working on a very large map in which I have already invested thounsands of hours. The current part is however quite demanding and discouraging because I need to place about tenthousand names of villages, citys and states on the map, not to mention all the decorative elements and texts. However, fourth is already done. The motivation I needed to continue I got now. :)


Hallo Nachbar!
I am very glad that I have not missed that thread. Very beautiful maps you have and thanks for sharing! *REP*
Hey, noch ein Ruhrpottler! Grüß dich und danke fürs reppen. ;)

TheRedEpic
04-26-2010, 11:52 PM
The Last map is absolutely fantastic. Very inspirational!

Ramah
04-27-2010, 06:39 AM
Very beautiful maps Quabbe. I'd love to see those last two you posted, the dark ones, in a higher resolution so I could get some more details from them.

Great stuff.

Djekspek
04-27-2010, 06:10 PM
This is really amazing stuff Quabbe!! And... I see you live in the city all should visit at least once a year (around October 21th this year) :D cheers!

Varamyrr
08-17-2012, 11:35 AM
Those are some really amazing maps there Quabbe. I especially adore the 4th maps with a very nice colour scheme on your oceans. It seems a bit cartoon-esque but then again not really...
1 word: inspirational!

HQCosTheta
08-30-2012, 06:33 PM
Holy shhhhhiiiiiii...that's impressive. Is that Papyrus your using in there? I love that font.

LBruceGray
10-08-2012, 09:01 AM
Reminds me a =tiny= bit of the British Isles. Great work - keep it up!