Lacertus commissioned map for a novel
Here's my latest map, a commission for the writer Kassim Massop. I don't know much about the world so I don't have a lot to say about it
But he wanted something similar to the LotR maps in style, and had a sketch of the landmasses' general shape and the cities' locations, otherwise I was given a lot of freedom. I would have liked to make the labels smaller, but the final print size may be as small as A5 so I was worried they would become illegible if I shrunk them more.
Most of the map is watercolors on an A4 paper, the forests are made with a PS brush from a scanned tree icon, and labels were added in Illustrator.