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    Praise Faerun end sheet map by Mike Schley

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    Everyone who already tried to make a pure black and white map knows this is a hard exercise who requires precision, sense of depth and skills to make it legible and clear. Mike Schley is a well known professional artist who talently created an end sheet map of Faerûn for R. A. Salvatore's new book "The Companions: The Sundering". His recognizable style, with its sense of detail, its clean labeling and its beautiful drawing immediatly brings us into a journey through these lands. Many authors are looking for black and white maps to insert in their books, to give some life to their worlds and their stories. No doubt that Mike Schley perfectly did it with this beautiful piece."

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    Here's an end sheet map of Faerun that I recently created for R. A. Salvatore's new book "The Companions: The Sundering". I love mapping the Forgotten Realms! 
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    Really a awesome work. I love BW maps, and this just reached the top of my favourite BW maps list.

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    I like it but its very crowded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azelor View Post
    I like it but its very crowded.
    Agree with this. For example, it takes effort to follow the coastlines (which is usually effortless), which has the knock-on effect of making it extremely hard to work out the overall shape of the continent and lie of the land.

    Even so I love the style and the detailing, and it's a beautiful piece of work.

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    This is really nice work, Mike! Congratulations too!
    I guess the coast line would be easier to follow if the wave designs had been more subtle.
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    Wow! That's fantastic. So much detail in just two colors and still not hard to read at all. Very skilled work. Congratulations, Mike!

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    Default Faerun end sheet map by Mike Schley

    I like that it is busy. Makes it look hand drawn by someone from Faerun

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    I like how the names you use are a combination of common words and new words.

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    Fantastic work and beautiful aesthetic!

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