This map was created to be the main source of spatial information for my upcoming fantasy cycle, the War of Blood and Darkness


It shows the subcontinent of Aran and Ilan as a shaded and textured digital terrain model (DTM). The DTM itself was based on a hand-drawn contour map which I then eroded in World Creator, followed by innumerable tweaks in Wilbur. The rest (placenames, shields, inset map, ...) was done entirely in Photoshop. 


The map contains a ton of background information. This is great, of course, but it also means the map cannot possible be printed in a book as-is. So for that purpose I created a much simplified, black and white version that you can find here