Likewise, the Midgard Western Ocean archipelago with the Savage Isles and the Accursed Isle of Meshong-Lir was the first island map I've devoted real time to since Zombie Sky Press had me do their continent-sized "Monsters Island" for their monster manual a couple years ago.
Great maps as always Ashenvale. I had not been to Ashenvaleart.com in quite awhile. Two questions, first, was Ashenvale Cathedral ever published in any type of module or setting? Its a cool location that really deserves to see the light of day. Second, were you the artist/author that sent that massive package containing oil paintings and other drawings unsolicited to Dungeon magazine?
Ha! Thanks thebax2k. Ugh, no, and yes!
Originally Posted by thebax2k
I haven't updated Ashenvaleart.com in several years. Mea culpa!
No, the cathedral never saw the light of day. And yes, I'm the fool who sent the massive package to Dungeon Magazine a gazillion years ago. I just checked. Paizo still posts that ridiculous escapade on its website's archives: paizo.com - Dungeon / News. Anyone reading this who wants a laugh should check it out.
I was such a moron!
Dungeon greenlit the adventure that massive box contained, but it died in the infamous Black Hole when Wizards pulled Paizo's contract to produce the hard-copy magazine. It all ended well for me. Had Dungeon Magazine not died, I never would have met Tim Connors or joined the Werecabbages, and that would have denied me most of the contacts and support that have me still writing, illustrating, and mapping adventures today!
These are a great set of maps, love the first one, the large ship.
Great story on shipping the package to Paizo, I could see me doing the same thing. I have emailed them maps a couple times and have received no response of any kind. I thought it was rude not to respond, now I know it was the Stupid Rules Lawyers! LOL:)
There is a pretty bad river violation in the northwest, a river that connects two rivers which flow into different oceans. Great style though, love those mountains!
Yeah, isn't that hilarious? We're in a service industry. If your publisher wants magical rivers, you eventually just go with it!
Originally Posted by bartmoss
But I like the newer stuff on the earlier posts more than this old one.
Lovely work on these maps Ashenvale, and those illustrations on page two were fantastic!
That is an amazing collection of maps Ashenvale! Beautiful pieces. I cannot wait to see more from you. :)