River Alenm (and side arms) - ancient river clan map on wood
This is a project for a role playing game campaign I started in 2010.
Yesterday I put the finishing touches to it and here it is.
The map shows a bronze age wooden map which is burnt into the surface of the wood.
Very stylized and simple. The crude piece of the Rejascan river culture living at the
banks of the river Alenm and his side arms Selam and Samam.
Depicted is the iconic flow of the streams and the settlements along with important mountains and
the circular forest.
All labels are written in the original language of the Alenm clan.
I made this map quite easy.
First the piece of wood was photographed.
The burnt content was drawn in a second layer in Photoshop.
Then I duplicated that layer and gave it a good pound of blurriness.
The goal was to create the impression of a rough piece of that culture
to support the immersion during the game.