Not a map, but I thought it might be interesting. An illustration commissioned for an author's website:
The website is here:
wow.. great job. thanks for sharing.
That's a map, the viewpoint is just sideways instead of straight down :-). And it's very nice - makes me want to walk down that street and see what's at the bottom of the hill...
Thanks! Illustration is all a little new and I still have a lot to learn, but I'm pretty happy with the first foray :) Any crits more than appreciated.
Lovely illustration, Torstan.
What are the little sparkly things along the edges of the houses?
I had a look on that book website to see how the image was used and it has been wrecked by the way. :S
Yep, I know. The author likes using saturation adjustments, and well she did commission it so I can't really turn around and tell her how it should be used...
The sparkly things are smatterings of fairy dust. I'm not sure I did the world's best job of fitting it into the image but I'm pretty happy with them. The town is inside a large semi-transparent golden dome, which is the reason for the slightly odd sky.
Talking about illustrators did you catch this you tube - I thought it was well cool thats all. http://www.youtube.com/v/IqjWP18hPHE..._US&fs=1&rel=0
God the re-working of the image is horrific.
@redrobes...I just get hugely jelous when I see stuff like that. Ah... it would be massiveblack.