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Pennsic Map with Royal Camps

I have added in the castles for each of the royal camps.  I thought there would be more space, but some areas are really densely packed, so the castles are pretty small.  I got rid of the fences in camps, in part because they were too big, and in part because I didn’t like the [...]

Pennsic Map - 2

Here is the map without the base official pennsic map layer.  I have added in the fort, the field battle, the woods battle, and a number of encampments.  I am still debating what to do about the lake.  Next up will likely be little castles for all of the royal encampments.

New Project - Woodblock Map of Pennsic

I have begun the design for a new woodblock project – a map of Pennsic.  I intend for it to be very detailed and include battle scenes, archers, royal encampments and more.  I am trying to make it in the style of Sebastian Munster.  I do not know how to draw, so it is difficult [...]

Pennsic 40 History Display

So I should have written about this a while back, but better late than never.

2011 was the 40th Pennsic War, and since I help out the EK Historian, I decided to do a history display at Pennsic.  Since much of my time is spent working on my thesis, I was not able to dedicate as [...]

Color Map

Here is the final Known World Map.

The Final Known World Map

Hopefully the Final Map

Hopefully the final map

More monsters and non SCA areas grayed out.  Is this an improvement?  Hopefully this is the final map.  Let me know what you think.

Hopefully the final map

A New Version of the Known World Map

So the comment I heard most from people was that I had left out a lot of area that is part of the SCA, so I have made a new map that covers it better.  Each half is to scale with itself, but not to scale with the other half.  Please let me know what [...]

Known World Map

I’m making a Known World Map for Pennsic 40 as part of the History Display. I would love peoples opinions about this one. I am going to print it on a 2′ plotter. So what do people think? I had a hard time figuring out how to add Drachenwald and Lochac [...]

Woodblock Map - Final

I was planning on having 2-3 weeks to carve the final woodblock, but of course it didn’t come together until the  last minute.  I had 4 days to carve, but it all came together in the end.

Woodblock printed map

The final print on Arches 140lb hot rolled 100% rag paper.

I can see why pear [...]

Map project - image transfer

Some progress on the map project.

I was able to get hold of some pear wood from Hearne Hardwoods, a wonderful place with all different species of hardwood.  The piece was 2″ thick and very curved, so I had it planed down and it is now about 1.5″.  The board is 12″ wide on one side [...]