The Lands of Indra (click to see the larger version - free to download)
My final art project for my Foundations A course for my Communication Design Degree.
This was a multi-medium project. I started with the research getting inspiration from two maps of cities in India from the 1500's, photographs of volcanoes, ancient architecture, and relief sculpture from ancient India. I then had to draw concept images of all the mapping elements. I then hand-painted them, painted terrain textures (to create bitmaps), photographed them, adjust them using photo-manipulation (giving them a slightly warmer tone), then used a combination of Photoshop and GIMP to process them (such as making the backgrounds transparent) and then I used them to make my map using Cartographer 3+ from ProFantasy Software. Everything is the map is hand-painted except the border and the text. I received a A+ for this assignment.