This is a map of the land of Numendyr, and yes, I suppose the design is very "Tolkieny," but I tried to be as original as possible in the names and places of the realms. The style of the map is the only thing closely resembling the Tolkien high-fantasy mold. There are no elves, dwarves, or hobbits in these lands, and magic is virtually dead. Instead I have three human realms, the oldest organized kingdom of Coranthya, the free holds of Erderan, and a young, but growing empire called Anderos. All three regions have been at war, and at peace, with one another at various times in their history.
I used Photoshop to create the map itself, and designed the brushes used to create the mountains, hills, and forests using sketches scanned in from my sketchbook, which gives it a very hand-drawn feel, I think. The whole process took me a couple of weeks, working here or there. I probably spent a total of about 10 hours on it altogether.
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The Land of Numendyr by Rob Chandler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at rwchandler.blogspot.com.