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Redthorn by Jaxilon Redthorn by Jaxilon
Watercolor painting, scanned and completed Digitally.

Map, compass, breaching whale and sailing ship all watercolor, city images done digitally, labels digitally by hand, title watercolor retouched digitally.

The challenge was making everything work together in the end since watercolor and digital tend at least for me not to match exactly.

For the digital stuff I used a Wacom Intous 5 and/or Cintiq companion depending on where I was at the time.

Commission for fellow member at the Cartographer's Guild. Redthorn's setting is in the Forgotten Realms by TSR / Wizards of the Coast.
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arsheesh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great map Jax!  Nice to see you back at it.
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Jaxilon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks arsheesh, I hope to keep at it now that I'm settled in at work.
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hero339 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice style. 
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Jaxilon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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TheSallahudin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It must've been quite a planning work to combine watercolor and digital. Very well done and I like the world. I don't see many people doing those castle images while it really gives the mood and feel of the wolrd/continent. That you actually based the land's name on the native plant is very realistic and believable.
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Jaxilon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your comments.

Would it be a sin to admit that a lot of the details where worked out as I painted it rather than ahead of time?

If I had it to do over again I think I would paint the illustrations in watercolor and import them instead of trying to paint them digitally and get them to match the watercolor style. That was a bit of a bear but I think I only got them pretty close.

:D (Big Grin) 
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TheSallahudin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha yess a great sin! Well you combined it well together even witouth much planning before, thats being unconcious competent :)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional
Great work Jax. :nod:
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Jaxilon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much
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Bogie-DJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
It came out great Jax!  Thanks!
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Jaxilon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome Bogie, I hope it serves you well and once again thank you for teaming up with me for this. 

For any who are curious this was done for Bogie. =P (Razz) 
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Bogie-DJ Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Was there anything on your mountain keep map you would like to change?
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Excellent map. The way you've combined the watercolour and the digital has worked very well.
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Jaxilon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, as mentioned that was probably my biggest challenge on this.
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