The small City of Yprath exists to host the most senior college of seers in the land. Two of the most potent lay-lines known often cross beneath the island on which the College was founded. The city is nominally under the suzerainty of the Emperor of Great Maern, but the arrangement is less secure than the Emperor would like to admit.
I wanted to attempt to recreate a map in the style of a 16th century German engraved atlas. This meant that most of the final artwork was done by hand using a tablet. Only a few things are cloned - most notably the trees and a few of the tower tops and buildings.
Software & Hardware:
- Sketchup for the architecture of the city itself
- Photoshop for texturing the paper background and throwing on a few filters at the end
- Fireworks for the taxing job of tracing the Sketchup output and adding in the landscape.
- Probably 98% of the final product was created with an Intuos tablet. It made drawing *so* much easier than with a mouse.
To the folks who offered some very worthwhile suggestions in the WIP thread.
[Doh! Original file replaced because somewhere along the way between versions I accidentally deleted some battlements. Fixed now!]