New Maps of Erâth!

Well hello everyone! I’ve completely neglected to review my edits for The Redemption of Erâth: Consolation for the past few days, but it’s okay because I’ve been working on updating two of my maps of Erâth. It’s been a long process and I’m a little nervous because I’m no artist, but I felt that I needed something with a more…handcrafted feel to it. I actually printed out (in black and white) the computer-created maps, and then traced landmarks – rivers, mountains, cities – first in pencil, and then again in ink. I rescanned these into my iMac and brushed them up a little in Photoshop (I’m terrible at keeping the paper clean). They’re intended to look a little two-tone-ish, but I’m not sure how it came off.

Either way, both maps are here for you to enjoy, and I would love your feedback – both positive and negative. Bear in mind, these are ultimately destined for professional publication, and I really need to know if they’re good enough, or if I need to look at getting some outside illustration help for this.

Thank you!

Map of the land of Thaeìn, one of the major continents of Erâth.

Map of the land of Thaeìn, one of the major continents of Erâth.

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Map of Consolation, homeland of Brandyé and setting for Book One.

Map of Consolation, homeland of Brandyé and setting for Book One.

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Incidentally, the fonts used are Porcelain by Misprinted Type and Freebooter Script by Apostrophic Labs. Both are available with a free license from http://www.dafont.com, but if anyone knows different please let me know. They are gorgeous fonts and I would love to use them.

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2 thoughts on “New Maps of Erâth!

  1. Hi, I’m glad I ran into your blog again. I followed a while ago. I love maps in books and these look great! I am looking to get into illustration and found the description of your process interesting.
    I love the simplicity ( the maps feel ‘uncluttered’) and the font, I would buy a book with maps like this. Just my two cents.

    • Thank you – I appreciate your support! I never really thought I’d try to do these illustrations myself; I thought I’d be outsourcing. However, I’m not too disappointed, I have to say!

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