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    Default The Wide Wild Field - Comission

    This was a bit of a deviation for me - I was asked to illustrate a map for a to-be-released collection of children's stories, "The Wide, Wild Field" by Becca Price.

    More of an illustration than a map, it depicts the imaginary world in a field beyond the hedge where the characters from the story live.
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    I started with a perspective guide and hand sketched out a proposal, then brought it into Gimp where everything was drawn by tablet. I blocked the houses in sketchup to match the perspective and brought those into Gimp as a guide to draw them in fully and add detail.

    Labeling was in Inkscape.

    The colouring was done after in Gimp, going for a Dr. Seuss palette.

    The original B&W drawing was the same physical size, but 300DPI. I also provided a B&W ebook version (600x500px) with the border cropped out, some sharpening, and colour reduction to 16 shades of gray.

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    I love the facial expression of the frog.

    You certainly got that Dr. Seuss color scheme you were looking for. Nice to see such a brightly colored, happy map for once. A lot of the folks on here tend to make stuff dark and gloomy (though sometimes that's good).

    -fm
    The best maps are the ones we like the most after looking at the longest.
    I cAn gET fancy w1th my s1GNaturE, UH huh!

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    Perfect look for a children's book, I'm sure she is pleased with it.

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