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    Map Vardenia & Urenia

    Hi everyone,

    Here is one of my latest personal work, the map of Vardenia and Urenia and the map of the city of Septentia. On this one, I wanted to map fictional regions trying to recreate (as best as I can) something close to late 16th century old maps style, with its flaws, its inconsistencies and typographical approximations and specifical geographic elements. I also wanted to add a map of small city in a bird's eye style, widely used in the style of that time (although usually separated from regional or continental maps). I used an odd combination of (approximate) latin and some "fake" language close to italian and a bit of spanish to label it. Anyway it was quite fun to do and I hope you'll like it!
    The WIP thread is here. Thanks to all who supported it

    The original map size is 16x11" and all the elements of the map were digitally hand-drawn and colored in photoshop.

    As usual, feel free to rate, rep or run away

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    I ran all the way here to rep you instead Max Something a little different from your usual work. I quite like the detail of the town/city in the top right.
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    This... I mean... seriously... wow. *speechless*
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    Beautiful map. The city is my favourite part. Out of interest, where is Urenia in relation to Vardenia?

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    Magnificent! Seriously beautiful. I love the labelling hierarchy and spacing - great 16/17 century reproduction.

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    How you are able to produce such amazingly polished work at lighting speed is beyond me Max. My hat is off to you.

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    Excellent map!

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    Wow just wow. That is one of your best maps Max, really love the map of the city. Can't rep you though
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    Amazing map! I would have rep you just for the city if I could!

    And I like the work on names too, btw.
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    The overall composition is very nice! Another beautiful piece.
    I don't really like the map style per se, but i still can appreciate the art itself Btw, i wish you'd evolve such a style one of these times instead of just copying it. Maybe as a next personal-project?

    Have a Like (i don't think i can rep you yet, have to spread it around for a bit first ).
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