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John Stevenson
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United States
I am a freelance illustrator and designer dealing in cartography, architecture and a whole variety of subjects generally in the fantasy sphere. I do graphic design and lettering as well.

I am available for commissioned work and for hire. I quote based on the job presented to me. If you are interested in working together you can contact me here on DA via Note or via email at

My map work can be seen at…
I also have a Red Bubble shop at…
UPDATE - Age of Ash is now out at Amazon.
I did the cover and some interior art work while working with the author Andre Sergoyan. Go check it out. :)…
Perithia cover - front and back [official] by SirInkman  Perithia - Age of Ash Chapter images by SirInkman  Perithia - Age of Ash pages by SirInkman  Perithia sword concept by SirInkman  Perithia sword concepts 02 by SirInkman Perithia cover - front and back [alternate] by SirInkman

Some people have asked about getting prints of some of the maps I've done. I hadn't had them available as I wasn't aware there was interest in that. But since I've been made aware of it I did put some up on Red Bubble -…

I went with RB instead of DA because of some of the financial policies. So sorry if that is an inconvenience. Gotta do what ya gotta do though. Anyways, on to some featured stuff.
I've been quite busy with work lately so I haven't had as much time to browse for cool new work here on DA. But I think I've still got enough cool new pieces to highlight here. Enjoy these precious bits of visual tastiness. Cheers. :D

Detailed Map of Khaz Modan and Azeroth by Kuusinen Ithrieni Architecture Diagram by gingertom84 The Forlorn Coast by Mappa-Mundi The Northern Continent -- Commission by stratomunchkin Crysalian Empire - Remake by Sapiento Chamber Map by 7evenish Aventurien Ingame by SteffenBrand Cathedral Builders - Cutaway by hesir 1428 by LeValeur Neb's crib by ElsaKroese Creepy people by keunchul-jang - Ace of Spades - by Losenko
the hunt finished by travisJhanson
lunar dragon by sheer-madness  The Song of White Whales by yanadhyana  S2 by AncaCernoschi Walker through the mist by Mirchaz The Woman Who Sneezed Ghosts by AugustinasRaginskis Night of Museums 2015 by elenasamko Second of diamonds playing card by Lestrim Red Skull Cosplay Fem.Version by elenasamko
Faces by AugustinasRaginskis  Spectacled Caiman by Silverfox5213  Lamhanhe Coat of Arms by windfalcon Fat guy with snake by keunchul-jang Male and Female bust's by MarkNewman MTG Apocalypse-Hydra by JasonChanArt
Tribal Dancers by ShakilovNeel
Commander Shepard by BlueBlackDiamond Broken But Not Dead by DYuki Malthael The reaper of Soul from Diablo III by SakuraFlamme  -S v e t l a n a- by free0ne Final Fantasy XIV - Livia Sas Junius by vaxzone Wind by elenasamko Three Wise Talkers by inner-regions Beelzebufo Dossier by JPLover764 Tesla's Death Ray by Keithwormwood We have lift off! by ColinHuttonPhoto Jumping Spider - Habronattus elegans by ColinHuttonPhoto Beetle (TBA) by AlHabshi Shiny green by Dark-Raptor
Ground Beetle by AlHabshi

Go forth and fave and comment on these works.
Just realized I hadn't done a feature in 6 months or so. Bad deviant.
So this will just be some stuff I've enjoyed over the last months.
I did some Middle Earth maps and stuff over the last few weeks and thought I'd throw those in there as well. Cheers.
Gondor by SirInkman Middle Earth lettering 2 - Gondor by SirInkman Rhovanion [Middle Earth] by SirInkman Middle Earth lettering by SirInkman The lands of Mordor by SirInkman
And if you play Improbable Island you might enjoy this as well. It was commissioned by :iconcatkinsvedka:.
Improbable Island by SirInkman
Now go check out these other works and fave and comment as you see fit. :D

I guess we'll start with some maps.
Alfirm by Ashlerb Bryxentana by Sapiento Private Illustration/map: Bran Castle 2014 Color by Traditionalmaps Chart of  Central Orbani by ElsaKroese Cartography the hard way by hesir A Dwarf Planet by streincorp
City of Cuachan by butterfrog Easteorra Map by stratomunchkin Redthorn by Jaxilon The Island of Thild by arsheesh The Realm of Callis by chashio The Isle of Shab'ra'tan by SirInkman
Dragon Puppy by Sheharzad-Arshad

Puff by choonhachat Aegolius Acadicus: Gilded Initial by isolationism Dragon by agapisze Aegolius Acadicus: Bottom Border by isolationism OTUS Live 19.5.2014 by FabioListrani Alchemistry by Mirchaz
Lagoon by frontbrush Overgrowth by pawelshogun Lozenge Window by AllisonStanley LYCON - LOVE by BenMauro Monarca by BubaChop The Compass by Sithzam
Old - Wise by taphosarts

Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully blue by RioTAngiE L_e_r_a by free0ne L e y l a by free0ne Mar06 by gnato666 Wedding Hands - XVI by ahmedwkhan Dragon Age II - Flemeth cosplay by MonoAbel Nargacuga armor from Monster Hunter by BlueBlackDiamond
Don't be scared... by drummerina Diablo III Female Monk by KatoPaku Female Barbarian by Its-Raining-Neon Warhammer Queen Lachryma III by Ashitaro Sybilla from KoH II by StungunMoy Melancholy of Sakura by RavenaJuly true by Drastique-Plastique

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KlementinaMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! Let's be friends on deviant art?
all of your artwork is amazing!=)
SirInkman Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional
Hey Kristina. :)
Sure thing. Thanks for the compliment.
You do some quite unique work as well. :nod:
KlementinaMoonlight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks you very much))
NewtonKane Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Thank you for the llama!:) (Smile)
SirInkman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional
My pleasure. :)
Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your maps and illustrations, and I may have to steal most of them for my D&D Game :) with appropriate attributions of course!  Thank you very much for sharing this great work!
SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional
Thank you Steve and you're welcome as well. :)
I'm glad to hear that people are having fun gaming with them.
I may soon be making some gaming map products available on DTRPG.
Is that something you would be interested in?
And if so, could I pepper you with some questions on what sort of content you look for in such products? If I can, then I'll note you about that.
Zoxesyr Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I apologize for taking so long to respond.

I am always interested in well made RPG products.  I do shop at DriveThru for find new and interesting things to play with.

You may not think of me as a typical gamer.  I've been playing and running RPGs since the late 1970's, so I've seen a lot of things come and go.  I almost always take something I really like and modify it for my campaigns.

I particularly like your maps. They are attractive and well thought out.  (e.g. you have bathrooms, a pet peeve of mine)  I recently started creating a one-off convention game and your "Wizard Academy" maps gave me quite a boost.

I like how your illustration of items (swords, jewelry, etc) are clean, simple and easy to understand, while also being very creative.  That's a big plus for the players.
SirInkman Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional
My apologies for not seeing this earlier.
That's cool to hear. Glad your PCs are enjoying it.

So, if I was making map packs and/or adventure packs, you would want a version that was not labeled as well as any that were labeled? So you could modify it for your own game...

I am going to try to get started doing that beginning in 2016.
There's still a lot I need to understand before I start releasing products.
Thanks for your interest and the input . I really appreciate it.
kylar5 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Thanks for the Llama! Also, thanks for some inspiration, you gave be a kick up the backside to get back into my map making and story writing for DnD. Cheers pal :)
SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional
My pleasure Karl. :)
Very cool. Glad to be of service. :D
Briannabater Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Your maps totally make me want to DM again.
SirInkman Featured By Owner Edited Oct 19, 2015  Professional
You should totally do it. :nod:
There are plenty of maps here and some other really fine ones here on DA and over at the Cartographer's Guild site to set you up for many hours of great adventures.

What game system did you play most? Pathfinder? DnD? Others?
Briannabater Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Oh, I used to DM D&D.  But I've played Pathfinder more recently. 
SirInkman Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional
What's your preference? I did DnD in the past. Haven't gamed in a long while but Pathfinder would likely be the choice for me, other than developing something new, if time permitted.
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