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"detail of map (center)" by Oliver E. Gross

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This is part of a map I drew in '96. It's tea stained paper, pen and ink. I actually used one of those fancy pens with a nib. The Kingdom in the northwest, Trog, is ruled by Viking like humans. Norwar (center north) is the kingdom of some viscious dwarves. Thull on the left, is kinda like medeivil russia, real backwater territory (Inspired by the movie: Alexander Nevsky). Falasti and Thelvia in the middle are the lower and upper caste elves. Barria in the west is despotism ruled by Lord Khorred, a death knight. (inspired by Frank Herbert's Dune). I think you can also see Minotauria which as the name implies is full of minotaurs. You can't tell I game much, huh? haha.

3 Jan 2001:-) Ruth E Frasur
I love maps...and the tea stained paper is a great touch. Have you done any on canvas, perhaps...with color? 

:-) Oliver E. Gross replies: "Thanks, I haven't had a chance to work with canvas very much, just in that ninth grade art course but they made me draw flowers and stuff..."
27 Feb 200245 Makoto Ito
I like your sence.
But straight road looks not so fantasy taste....

:-) Oliver E. Gross replies: "Yeah I see what you mean, I'll experiment with my next map 2"
26 Jun 200245 Lady Celest
I don't see an ink blot...
25 Jul 200345 Megan the moonlitdemon
Very nice. I have to say that I love the lettering on the map.
18 Nov 2003:-) Morgan L. Black
I've never seen elfwood people do maps, but it's a great idea and you created them well. So you've read dune? Is the series any good? I've only read a little bit of Dune after seeing the movies.

:-) Oliver E. Gross replies: "The books are MUCH better than the movies. In fact, there's barely a comparison."
24 Feb 200445 Anonymous
I meant to write more than that. You stink if you don't think this is the coolest map ever. You r so talented!
24 Feb 200445 Anonymous
You stink
20 May 200645 Gully Dwarves Rule
******I do agree the roads shouldn't be quite so straight. The details are beautiful. I feel like that I would know what to expect when I got there after looking at this map.******
23 Sep 2009:-) Antonio Francesco Aiello
This is really good, only I have to agree that the roads are too straigght. So are the borders. In that kind of age, the borders would follow natural guidelines, like rivers, mountains or forests. Especially Elven borders...
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'detail of map (center)':
 • Created by: :-) Oliver E. Gross
 • Copyright: ©Oliver E. Gross. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Ink, Map, Pen
 • Categories: Architecture, Houses, Castles, etc, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic
 • Techniques: Black Ink
 • Views: 902
 • Resolution: 540x700

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