Category Archives: Art

Legends and Histories

I wanted to try drawing a map full of labels, but no place names. Instead, I would fill it with events and stories suggestive of the cultures living in the lands I depicted. This is the result: Much of the importance we place … Continue reading

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A debut of sorts

I completed another map over the past few months – and this one has some special distinctions. Namely, it was my first commission and sale! So, be it known that I do that now. I started from sketch maps, place … Continue reading

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Maps page

I’ve decided that, since I’ve been more serious about the map-drawing lately, that I would take my generic photography/art web page and focus it specifically on my maps as a little online showcase. This qualifies as an update to my … Continue reading

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This one has a sob story

New map! Here it is, in my studio: This map depicts an island chain, with no particular raison d’être. Hence, no labeled place markers or accompanying glyphs. I like this one because it contains some of the most careful, subtle, … Continue reading

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The inkwash map

I have finally finished off a new map to share with everyone! This is entire ink and ink washes, applied with both pens and brushes. It’s mostly black ink, with a bit of brick red for those cryptic labels. These … Continue reading

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On the World Zarmina

2014 update! You can now buy prints of this map! …Preliminary report on image data from the LongShot-2 mission… The planet Gliese 581g – also known as Zarmina – is a circular world. It is not circular in the literal … Continue reading

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Small Web Update

I’ve been doing a fair number of fantasy maps lately, taking pictures of them, and putting them on the Internet. So, I’ve decided to give them their own section on my images page, and their own Picasa album.  There’s even … Continue reading

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