As a fantasy author and artist, I often find myself inventing new worlds to go along with my stories. And also being very particular about knowing where everything is, I tend to sketch out maps to help me along. Of course, having an artistically trained background doesn't let me just stop there. Most maps I sketch out, I eventually turn into full blown projects that I include in the books or post on my site.
When I read fantasy that takes place in an entirely invented world, I love it when the author includes a map. Sure, I can live without it and a good book doesn't need any extra bells and whistles, but it's nice to have that resource to help me find my bearings. That being said, I'd like to dedicate this page to the maps I've created, both for my own works and for those of others.
|The map I recently designed for author Lindsay Buroker's fabulous steampunk, fantasy adventure series, the Emperor's Edge. After having read the books myself, Lindsay asked if I'd be interested in drawing up a map for her. It was quite an honor to be asked and a nice challenge for me since I had to create something that fit well with another author's imagination.|
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Attention indie authors! I am available to design your maps!
My going rate for a full-color map drawn on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with all the place names and locations is $100. You, as the author, have full rights to use the finished map in your books or on your website, and may also request the original artwork if you wish. As the original artist, I would ask that I have your permission to display any artwork (created by myself) on my website and to credit you with the world you have imagined. If you are interested in commissioning me, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and happy creating!