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Rhovanion [Middle Earth] by SirInkman Rhovanion [Middle Earth] by SirInkman
All drawn/painted in PS

As with the previous Mordor map, this is not fully canonical. :)
I've made some changes and sought more information than Tolkien had provided.
I had to scour the net to find more info for cities, roads,etc. I made the mountain chains broader and flow differently based on my knowledge of geography so they do look a bit different than Tolkien's original. Just keep that in mind. ;)

Over on the Cartography Guild we got into a friendly challenge between a few members to do some middle Earth maps.
I couldn't decide so I started mapping the whole of Middle Earth. It is a big task, especially done in this technique.
So I decided to to do 4 region maps and then the big map. Mordor was first and Rhovanion was second. Gondor is next.

I was going for a sort of atlas style look that was a bit homage to Tolkien's black and white map but also had more detail and information.
As there isn't much info to go on for certain land features I had to work them out for myself and that also leads to the no-canonical nature of the map. I feel like it came out well and am pretty happy with the new technique.

I'm already working on Gondor. And since I started doing the title lettering that I posted yesterday, I will also be doing something with Moria as well when time permits. :)

Other bits...
The lands of Mordor by SirInkman Middle Earth lettering by SirInkman ESB Overview Map by SirInkman  Frosthaven [2015] by SirInkman The Isle of Shab'ra'tan by SirInkman Bourmout [frontpage] by SirInkman
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Dante-Wynter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Great stuff!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional
Once again, thanks so much Dante. :D
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
most impressive.

I never realized that Mirkwood is right in the middle of all that.  (which begs the question - where were the Horsemen in The Hobbitt?  or were they only omitted from the film?)

bravo!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional
Thanks Rodlox. :D
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Awesome J. This atlas style is great!
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional
Thank you Max. :)
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MaximePLASSE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
You're most welcome :)
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steave1425 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is awesome. Your middle earth maps have a really midle-earth-like style. :clap:
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional
Thanks. I'm glad they look appropriate to ME. :D
I wasn't sure if people would like the new atlas style I was working on.
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steave1425 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I do. :)
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