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    Few years ago, I made map of Jadís world from books series by Guy Gavriel Kay. Just for fun, here that old thread.
    In 2021 Russian publisher Fanzon have started new personal book series of the author and invited me to investigate that old map in official way. So Iíve used original English maps and history analogy for my interpretation of the map for Lions of Al-Rassan, and Guy Gavriel Kay himself kindly corrected me through the publisher. I didn't have enough time for color, so map is mostly bw. Year later for All the Seas of the World I rewatched some elements which looks not perfectly on printed book and finished coloring.

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    Each book also contains bw map of Al-Rassan and Batiara:

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    Tools: mostly Adobe Illustrator (fully vector) + paper texture + some color editing in Photoshop.

    Hope you like it!

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    Nice work!

    What was the canvas size for the one that went into the novel itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCali View Post
    Nice work!

    What was the canvas size for the one that went into the novel itself?
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    300◊435 mm. It's not important for printing, but my vector presets (brushes and patterns) are better suited for a larger canvas.

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    Ooh, I LOVE that colour version! The texturing is incredible, and the whole map really has a very period-authentic vibe. One of my favourites in a while, definitely one for the inspiration folder. Amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellerica View Post
    Ooh, I LOVE that colour version! The texturing is incredible, and the whole map really has a very period-authentic vibe. One of my favourites in a while, definitely one for the inspiration folder. Amazing!
    Thanks so much for the kind words! Really appreciate it from you!!

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    Beautiful maps! I love GGK's work. He's one of my favourite authors, so it's always a treat to see his world brought to life. Both colour and black and white maps are gorgeous! Really inspiring work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickPea View Post
    Beautiful maps! I love GGK's work. He's one of my favourite authors, so it's always a treat to see his world brought to life. Both colour and black and white maps are gorgeous! Really inspiring work.
    Thank you! I'm happy you like it!

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    Great style to these maps. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    Great style to these maps. Thanks for posting.
    Thanks! Glad you like it!

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