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    The Lands of Indra

    My final art project for my Foundations A course for my Communication Design Degree.

    This was a multi-medium project. I started with the research getting inspiration from two maps of cities in India from the 1500's, photographs of volcanoes, ancient architecture, and relief sculpture from ancient India. I then had to draw concept images of all the mapping elements. I then hand painted them, painted terrain textures (to create bitmaps), photographed them, adjust them using photo-manipulation (giving them a slightly warmer tone), then used a combination of Photoshop and GIMP to process them (such as making the backgrounds transparent) and then I used them to make my map. The scope of the project, the number of art pieces that I done (41), the quality, and the map itself blew my classmates away - they loved it! I got an awesome critique for my final project for the class. I want to give thanks to the people that gave me advice on this forum for completing my project, gave me feedback as I went through this process, and for the three people on this forum that allowed me to interview them for the paper that was part of my project. You are awesome and I greatly appreciate each and every one of you! :-)

    I used the Myrr style for the basis of my map. Everything on it except the border and the text are my hand painted bitmaps and symbols. I hope that you like it as much as my class did.


    Charles W. Robinson
    The ruins of Panna Naagon
      Panna Naagon1000.png
    The Desert of Dudael and the ruins of Shisr
      The Desert of Dudael1000.png
    The Northern Plains of Anga
      The Northern Plains of Anga1000.png
    The Lands of Indra (Icon of the great God Indra)
      The Great God Indra700.png
    The Plains of Golgothus and the Capital of Gandhara.
      The Plains of Golgothus900.png
    The Bay of Syene
      The Bay of Syene900.png
    The Kush Mountains
      The Kush Mountains900.png
    The Jungles of Mavros
      The Jungles of Mavros700.png
    The Lands of Kosala and the Temple of Mahkum
      The Land of Kosala700.png
    Close up of the Volcanoes
      Close Ups - Volcanoes.png
    Close up of village and arch
      Close Ups - Village and Arch.png
    Close up of Capital and Ships
      Close Ups - Capital and Ships.png
    Close up of the Temple of Mahkum and the ruins of a tower in the hills.
      Close Ups - Temple1000.png
    Close up of Castle and a Tower
      Close Ups - Castle and Tower.png
    Thanks again for the great advice, feedback, and interviewees from this awesome forum. :-)


    Charles W. Robinson
    • CommentAuthorJensen
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2017
    terrific sir! I love the symbols.
    Thanks Jensen! :-)
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2017
    Great map, Charles. You are a real artist. Hat off to you.
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2017
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2017
    Love it Charles!
    Thanks Quenten, Lorelei, and Shessar!
    I just want to say thanks again for the advice, feedback, and for the people who responded to my interview questions for my final project and paper for my class. I got my grades today and I got a perfect score for both (A+). :-)
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2017
    Well done Charles.
    Thanks Quenten! :-)
    I really love this! Great job! You should post all of these images on deviantArt so I can fave them!
    Thanks Dennis Landi!

    Here they are,