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Map of Azena, Capital City of Al Senia by justMANGO

All in all a nice map. You've done a great job on the sea; the colors are lovely and the waves turned out great. This for me was the re...

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Winter Forest Mini Tutorial by arsheesh
Winter Forest Mini Tutorial
I was asked by another member here at DA how I drew the forests on a recent map I created, so I thought I'd write up a quick tutorial of the process in case it was helpful to some other folks.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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Ice Port Cover by arsheesh
Ice Port Cover
I've just completed another hand drawn village map.  It's the fourth product in my Mythic Maps line over at DriveThruRPG and Paizo. The map comes in both a labeled and unlabeled (color and B&W) version.  It also comes in a few different sizes and formats: a single page (A4 and Letter) pdf; a poster size spread over four pages of a pdf; and a full res .jpg.  The map is suitable to most fantasy settings but is ideal for wilderness adventures, particularly those involving elves.  If you like what you see please feel free to drop by and pick up a copy.  And as a new publisher feedback is very valuable, so please let me know what you think.
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Hidroth Lea by arsheesh
Hidroth Lea
To look at the town now it’s hard to imagine the humble beginnings from whence she came. Only a generation ago Hidroth Lea was no more than a wayside stop for herders and the occasional merchant. So little was Hidroth Lea’s import in the northerlands that it did not even show up on any of the maps of Caldoranth. Yet in my lifetime I have witnessed the rebirth of our town! Hidroth Lea is a rising star within Caldoranth, and very soon we shall take our seat along side Endrell and Etobran as one of the most important trade cities within the northern reaches.

—Atherlend Hidroth, Count of Hidroth Lea


Hello everyone. This is a finished version of my entry from last month's challenge at the Cartographers Guild. My partner for this challenge was Jaxilon, who commissioned me to do a town map with a river. Since the details were left open I decided to map Hidroth Lea, the town that a campaign I ran several years ago centered around. I was thinking that I may wish to run another campaign based out of this town so the challenge provided me the opportunity to map it.

I probably put over 50 hours into this, and the final layer count was well over 500, which makes this the most involved project I've worked on to date. I learned a lot making this map and got to try out some new techniques. It was heaps of fun, and I'm really happy with the result.

Credit where credit is due. I took a lot of inspiration from other artists here and at the Cartographers Guild. In particular a2area's Sheinar and Pasis's J.B. Springs have long been among my favorite maps, and I've poured over them many a time. I also took inspiration from some of Max and J. Edwards town/city maps. The technique I used for creating the houses was a variation of Pasis's method.

Hope you enjoy!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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Tad Davis
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
New Zealand
I am a PhD student (studying philosophy) who dabbles in artwork and the occasional art commission in his spare time. My primary art interests have been in fantasy map making, though I intend to branch out into illustration as time allows. If you are interested in commissioning a piece from me feel free to send me a PM at arsheesh2@gmail.com.

Cheers,
-Tad Davis (aka Arsheesh)
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hero339 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great work Tad. Also, I wish I lived in New Zealand. :)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks hero!  Actually I've now moved back to the States.  Guess I'd better update my profile :)
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SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Look who's there, glad I found you on DA, too! =)
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey sorry for the late reply Steffen, been away for a while.  Nice to bump into you here as well :)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Professional
Happy birthday arsheesh. :iconsmile--plz:  Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D
Hope you're are having a most wonderful day. :D CHeers. Beer :sirqueeslyshakefist: 
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much J!  I had a lovely time with my family.

Cheers.
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Sacroknox Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You draw the most beautiful maps on DeviantART, it is a pleasure to see each new one that comes in for it is a beautiful realm given life and a very fitting map to show it. 
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one of the nicest compliments anyone has ever given me here.  Thank you so much Sacroknox, you've just made my day.
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Soloeus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Wonderful maps!  I have always liked your map making techniques.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, that's kind of you to say.

Cheers.
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