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Elandaria by MaximePLASSE Elandaria by MaximePLASSE
This poster map of the known world of Elandaria is a piece commissioned by the writer Tom Baker for his current book project. Done in Photoshop, original size 61"x23".

2014 - All rights reserved.
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:iconcharlievix:
charlievix Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist
is it possible to purchase the full size image? I've been looking for something like this for so long and its the perfect size!
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:iconvalhaia:
valhaia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!! 
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Thank you :)
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Nhlaqgor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing work!
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Thank you!
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Asiaxfani Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Beautiful work, just gorgeous. I've started my map-making hobby only a year ago, and I have a loooooong way to go.. Looking at maps like yours feels rather depressing at the moment. :D

A question, if you don't mind: is that beautiful look of an old paper surface done by using Photoshop effects/filters, or is it some sort of texture? (hopefully you know what I mean, I'm very tired right now and it feels like my English is betraying me)
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Thank you very much :) The "paper" is a combination of several textures with several blending modes.
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:iconasiaxfani:
Asiaxfani Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
In that case, may I ask where do you get those from? I only seem to find really tiny ones that are completely useless when working on a big file...
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Actually I can't really say. I have grabbed some here and there all along the years and also made my own ones.
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:iconfurrynation13:
Furrynation13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so jealous. XD

I whish I could make worlds like this.
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Thanks :D
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Timberfleet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you make your dashed line borders on this map? I've tried and tried to find a way of doing it, but it seems incredibly difficult every way I've seen.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
What software do you use?
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Timberfleet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Easy : pick a brush and go in dynamic shapes parameters, double shape, and play with setting adjusting the spacing option to get some dashed line.
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GILVERWrites Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Writer
Amazing work here, reminds me of the world map of A Song of Ice and Fire 
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Furrynation13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Same here. :)
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Thanks
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:iconmyriamrose:
myriamrose Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much. Absolutely stunning. 
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thanks much
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jmelisio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Great map! Despite being completely different from my style, I love it :) I won't get into details about the names and all since that's not your responsibility and all the other users already mentioned them and their flaws. Anyway, as for the map itself, looks neat! Great work :)
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Thank you.
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnifique O_O
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Merci :)
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thanks :)
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:iconbarabbassj:
Barabbassj Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Thanks!
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NocturnalDarkness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Your skill and passion for your cartography remains as magnificent and inspirational as ever. A shame about the client's choice of names, though. :(
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Thank you :)
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:iconvorropohaiah:
vorropohaiah Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
very nice!

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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Thanks Vorro!
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:iconjustmango:
justMANGO Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What I really want to know is how much it costs to commission a map of this kind of sophistication. :|
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Do you have a project on which you want to know my quotes? :D
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justMANGO Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Curiosity just got the better of me.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
It's really quite shameful how close the names are to those in A Song Of Ice And Fire. It's very cheap and pathetic on Tom Baker's part, like he trying to bank on the popularity of George Martin's series while he can. "The Slaver's Cities", "Viserya", "Casterlyros", "The Grey Eyrie", "Lhys", "The Seven Summers Sea", "Quarth", and "Hytower" are just some of the most obvious ones that stick out to me, but many others look reminiscent. The map is really nice though, so into the favorites it goes.
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TjoeyB Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Hi SuperCJ, Tom Baker here.

Thank-you for your criticism which is the nectar of all artists - I just thought I'd chip in as I'm against allowing my work to be slagged off without explanation. I would never 'bank' on the popularity of another author's work to benefit my own - I wouldn't touch George Martin's with a fifty foot barge pole.

In the example of The Grey Eyrie, are future writers not allowed to go near the word eyrie just because Martin made it popular? An eyrie is a nest of sorts and the Grey Eyrie is a fortress made from stone and wood in the book that is famously unstable and structurally unsound. The name came out of the idea.

In the example of 'Viserya' it takes more inspiration from Syria than Martin's Valyria. In fact whilst we're on this point, Elandaria takes most of its inspiration from the real world. Esdeir is inspired by Eurasia, Midderus by India and Rassai is North and South America flipped offer and connected to each other. I took things from the real world and put a slant on it for my universe. If this is similar to Martin's approach to fantasy, there's the explanation.

A lot of the locations in Elandaria replace 'e's or 'i's with 'y' as the continents were discovered by the Eada, a race of elves. Hence Hytower, High Hyll, Nynehold.

In the case of The Seven Summers Sea, again, are writers not allowed to go near the word 'Summer'? It seems ridiculous that a writer can have ownership over a word in the dictionary.

Slavery is a big part of human history, but because George Martin popularised it am I not allowed to investigate that culture for myself?

I was once told that nothing is original and I respect that because George Martin re-invented the fantasy genre it's easy to find elements of him in other's work. But is there no redeeming qualities to my efforts?
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
I was quite harsh in my criticism, but I stand by it. The coincidences and explanations you gave do not seem to be part of an effort to be original with your work. I am really a stickler for anything in fantasy worlds that concerns language, and I should mention that I disliked Martin's overly simple names. But it's not just the names that stick out to me. The way they are placed on the map are strikingly similar to the map of Martin's world, especially the eastern-most continent. Do the "Unbowed Cities" not seem remarkably like the "Free Cities"? Does "Slaver's Bay" not seem the least similar to "Bay of Slaves"? Does "The Ruby Waste" not seem like "The Red Waste"?
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TjoeyB Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I've revised my work since and this is now a rather outdated draft, thank you for your critique. 
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Can't really speak for the client, so about the map part, thanks ;)
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Gillbait Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I find A Song of Ice and Fire uncreative, as far as names go.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I'm not a huge fan of the names or general plan of Martin's world, but to copy even the names of someone's world like this is despicable. I just seems like the author half-assed it.
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Gillbait Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.
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DoctorYucatan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I really like it, but have to point out that it is EXTREMELY reminiscent of A Song of Ice And Fire.
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C05M0NAUT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You noticed that too? .-.
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:iconmaximeplasse:
MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Thanks. Well it's up to the client that commissioned the map :/
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C05M0NAUT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that doesn't stop your work being any less amazing, does it? :3
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Working on commission, you have to adapt yourself to the client willing. I won't give any advices to a writer about what he writes since I'm not his publisher, my suggestions and ideas will only concern the cartography elements :)
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Utao Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I wonder how you plan out the lines you place in the seas :)
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