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Fictional map - Filho da Nkite - Fio da Espada
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 Fictional map  of the novel "Filho da Nkite - Fio da Espada" by the author Angelo Yamazaki. The project demanded as requirements that the map's detail offer enough to briefly suggest: natural resources, borders, geographical pressures, routes, degree of development of peoples, demographic comparisons between peoples, with light tone and dynamic humor.

Restrictions: from a request of the client and because of the context of the novel, the style of representation of the drawing needed to be three-dimensional, figurative-fanciful, with the presence of lines, rendered / colored. The map would need to be printed and e-book printed.

Solutions: Cel shading language + free exploration of textures, lines and focal points

References: The setting of the book is based on medieval fantasy, we closed the cut in "pop" culture + classics of the medieval genre + artists specialized in cartography for fantasy. Examples: Akira Toriyama (Chrono Trigger), Olaus magnus and Francesca Baerald


 World map  
sepia (values)
Opposition to the design of Shi (1,2,3) and to the Empire (10,11) that are rivals in the history
Creative process and assembly
I was free to add geographic dynamics that were necessary to argue the boundaries, and boundaries between groups on the map. With the exception of the conceptual elements of the narrative, I was able to add and co-create natural divisions such as rivers, mountains, depressions, plateaus, and city arrangements.
Sketch samples of city and unit design
(Tigre, Corvo, Lobo and Shi)
Process  "Darkalcan" 
Sketch of the design of Buildings in the capital

Empire housing design sketch
Examples of vegetation, green clusters, plantations and map textures
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Fictional map - Filho da Nkite - Fio da Espada
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Fictional map - Filho da Nkite - Fio da Espada

Mapa para livro de ficção e fantasia "Filho da Nkite - Fio da Espada"
499
2.5k
85
Published: