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Kingdoms of Kesh by MaximePLASSE Kingdoms of Kesh by MaximePLASSE
My goal for this map was to depict a fictional fantasy territory over three ages and show some political changes through the evolution of heraldry, borders and stuff over the years, related to some main historic events of the region. So I chose a triptych construction flanked by two main chronological cartouches, one for heraldry, the other for a timeline. The idea was to make a map which of course delivers classical information, but also tells a story that the reader can discover throughout its observation of the map.
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Papriko Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Wow, lot of work went into it. Looks very nice.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Thanks :)
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Redfoxwriter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Brilliant!
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Thanks :)
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Piomenos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016
Thank you for this amazing work - much enjoyed. I think the royal courts of the realms would be eager to have it as a tapestry in their great halls ;)

Cheers
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2016
Thanks! Hehe the tapestry is probably already hanged on some wall there ;)
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Kanettte Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
C'est... magique =O
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Merci beaucoup :)
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zaoth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
J'adore le concept. J'adore le style. J'adore la réalisation technique.
Très inspirante ... cela donne des envies de faire rouler les dés, de raconter des histoires et d'y faire vivre des aventures ...

"Sa place est dans un musée!" dixit Dr Jones.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Objectif rempli alors :) merci!
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totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Writer
Now this is the most creative map I've ever seen! Wow.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015
Thanks !
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hakien Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thanks !
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Sagunt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Along with many other obsessions and joys, I am a cartogeek.  I love maps for the stories they can hide or reveal, that come to life in my imagination as vignettes or epics.  You, Maxime, have created a stunning canvas of epic proportions. 

Merchants travel across broad landscapes, quiet in the lack of settlement.  No children playing; no herds calling.  Families send youths to marry new blood, while on a larger scale, emissaries carry letters of officially sealed import.

However, political marriages can be delayed... or have disastrous results.  Diplomacy may fail.  A clever turn of phrase in the ornate Merhengian script reads as a profound gouge at the paternal foundations of the Kolnevite ruling family.

Armies sweep across borders, changing the flag of a region.  Raiders steal and burn and kidnap.  Families flee the losses and uncertainty, to settle in safer locations, returning to estranged relations or claiming new families and new identities.  Some, blessed or cursed by the fates riding among enemy leaders, are taken or take to the warrior path and throw in with the conquerors of the day. 


Now, I'm left wondering if there is some better way to express my appreciation.  If not the words typed, I hope you feel depth of passion elicited by your work.  Your map will live a very vivid life with me for quite some time.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Thanks, that last sentence sounds like a very nice compliment for me! :)
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dactilardesign Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats Maxime, this is awesome
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thank you :)
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Yvouth Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually amazing. Legit. Amazing.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thanks much!
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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:iconpurplebutterflyplz:¸¸♥´¯) Thank you so much!
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
My pleasure :)
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TgirlValentine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
beautifully done! 
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Thanks :)
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TgirlValentine Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're quite welcome
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Dgorn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am an artist myself. but have never found the time to do anything. I would to commission a map from you for my story one day. Soon. I Love this utterly.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Thank you!
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BloodAndBones Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
My word! This is by far one of the most BEAUTIFUL maps I have EVER seen. Just incredible!
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Thank you very much :)
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LordWobbler Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dynamics done with an ancient-style map. Excellent!
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks my Lord :D
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aint: Cette création est époustouflante tant dans la forme que dans le fond! Techniquement c'est sublime et on imagine qu'elle aurait pu exister mais en plus l'histoire est merveilleuse, très cohérente, c'est tellement vivant et détaillé! Les blasons sont sublimes:faint:
Une vraie merveille!
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Merci beaucoup, ce commentaire me laisse penser que j'ai fait pas trop mal fait mon boulot sur ce coup la ;)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
si j'osais je dirais même que le boulot est parfait :heart:
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Mais je n'y croirais pas ;) J'ai commence cette carte il y a 8 mois maintenant et apres l'avoir laissé de côté trop longtemps, j'ai enfin trouvé la motivation pour la finir, mais j'y vois pas mal de choses que je ferais differemment maintenant :D
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome amount of work! Well done! :clap:
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Indeed, a mot of time involved on this map;) Thanks
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A damn fine map!  Damn fine.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks Arsheesh!
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TetsuyaKenshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student General Artist
wooooooooow.... just woooooow

This think deserves a DD
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks much! Hehe wouldn't be possible before months if that would happen :D
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Duke-of-Nonsuch Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellently mapped history.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks :)
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Hylianwolf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
beautifully crafted from the Heraldic use to even a timeline, nicely done ^^~
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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Hylianwolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
anytime ^^~
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Kaloith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty cool, I like how it has a history which actually shows borders changing.
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Thanks, actually there's more than borders changing, heraldry evolves aswell.
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Utao Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is more than amazing! :faint:
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
So this is more than Thanks!
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