This is the first time I do something like this ^^ It tooks me quite a while to do but it was fun. I wanted to capture a bit of the feel of those old medieval map :3
The two figures are Minalca, goddess of Luck and Lataran, god of Trickery and thieves ( [link] )
Keep in mind the map is not totally up to scale though, it's more of a way to give an idea of where the different areas are situated and it's also subject to some changes as the city continue being updated and expanded. Thanks a lot to all the people who contributed to it ! ^_^
EDIT : Oh wow ! thank you for the DD !
I find myself unable to tell if the artist imagined this map appearing just like this on a piece of vellum (figures etc. sketched into the borders), or if this is a vision for a layered interface on an MMO or browser game. This ambiguity is only one of the reasons why I find my curiosity piqued by the piece; the landmarks are colorfully named, the banners have a clear symbolism, and the figures hint at a world rich with nuance.
I'm not personally a fan of the vaguely asian art style, but I hope by this point it's clear that I don't let that get in my way of enjoying the piece. I think the weakest element of the map is the border surrounding Negav, the name of the city. It's jarringly anachronistic, and I would like to see that border replaced with something more like the scroll used for the legend. I also find myself wondering why titles for the banners weren't included, and why the green one is so far away from the others.
All in all this is a great map, especially for what I believe is a first effort. Well done!
The use of a scroll at the bottom of the map was a great idea as it provides all the information without taking to much space and ruining the map It also fits with theme.
I gave you five star for vision because this piece is breathtaking and it took me about thirty minutes just to stop staring at it.
I felt the need to give you five star here as well due to the fact that made the map so much more than anything i had envisioned it to be.
Again, a perfect score, i have seen many maps but this one takes the cake, your technique truly gives it an amazing fantasy feel which fit the theme perfectly.
An almost perfect score of 4.5/5. The information given in the map is huge. Its almost perfection, there is not much else i can say.
Hope this critique helps as it is the very first i ever did.
All these little details really help give it a sort of alternative medieval feel.
it looks somuch like a map I saw of ank morpork once
otherwise, lovely map. i very much like the city's design.
I must ask; how did the 'Skyless City' get it's name?