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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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nerdvana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
I was wondering if you could recommend a good app for an inexperienced cartographer.
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional
It depends on how you would want to create the map.
There's Campaign Cartographer from ProFantasy. I know a lot of people have started with that.
There are loads of tutorials for it.
Do you hand draw maps now? You could scan them and color them in an image editor.
Here's an article i did for the Cartography Guild that lists some free and low cost options that you could use to draw and paint maps -…

If you went that route, a digital tablet like a Wacom tablet would be ideal. The ability to use a pen rather than a mouse is a huge enhancement. If you have an iPad you could use Procreate.
There are a lot of options at various levels of cost.

Depending on what you have - like a computer with pen input... like a MS Surface Pro, people seem to like working with them for drawing.
mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave :) Hope you're good!
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional
Your welcome. :)
Yeah, I'm doing well. Very busy, which is good. ;)
mdlillustration Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
good to hear!
Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your works its amazing !! :wow:
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional
Thanks so much Tommy. :iconsmile--plz:
I really appreciate that. :nod:
Cold-Tommy-Gin Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome, John :) :handshake:
Troedel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Thank you for the fav!
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional
Your welcome Troedel, and it was my pleasure sir. :)
LooneyAces Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the fav :)
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional
My pleasure Oliver. :)
The landmasses are really well laid out.
LooneyAces Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Here's the info on Ace Combat's Strangereal world and its nations.…
tipexleloup Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
SirInkman Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional
My pleasure Ben. :)
Your Dir-Jal map is quite nice.
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