I have written a novel, it is set in a fantasy land and although I have sketched out a map in rough, I am much better at writing than drawing. I need somebody talented to draw the map for me properly, making it suitable to be featured inside or accompanying the book. It needs to have that hand-drawn, ink and vellum quality, like the maps in Tolkien's books, etc.
I can provide my own, admittedly terrible, drawing as a guide, but would like to discuss iconography, script, etc.
Target audience: Fantasy fans
Ideas for the visual style: hand-drawn, ancient
Things to avoid: Bright colours, symmetry
Preferred colors: browns, blacks
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Where the design will be used: print, ebook
Extra notes: I would like to stress that this would be a one off payment with all rights for the map falling to me. I cannot offer a royalty deal or anything like that. I would like to pay for the map once and be able to use it forever in this book and any others of the series. Full credit will also be provided.
The map should consist of one large continent with forests on East and West coasts, with a desert in the middle. A range of mountains runs across the continent from East to West dividing the northern part of the Continent from the southern. There are three City-states/ kingdoms on the West Coast and three on the East coast. There is one in the Northern section of the continent. The Northern portion of the continent is densely wooded The Northern portion of the Continent is about 25 percent of the continents size. There is a forested island off the southern coast of the continent, it is about 5 percent of the size of the continent. There is one city on the island.
I will provide names for the cities and other features on the map to the winning bidder.