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The Imperium Regional by Levodoom The Imperium Regional by Levodoom
The New Imperium (also simply referred to as The Imperium or the Imperium of Darion) was the first human nation to rise to power on the Avanor continent. It reigned over the majority of the continent for many centuries until the events of the Divine Rebellion, of which brought the inevitable end of the Old Imperium much because of the war with Samarauch, encroaching eastern barbarians, empire-wide starvation and the armies of the Divine faithful. Following centuries would allow the Imperium to rise again to the point where it would once more become one of the most powerful nations in Avanor.

The Imperium consists of three major provinces: Avinter, Darion, and Danthivia; of which Darion is the true imperial homeland, and Avinter and Danthivia were previous kingdoms that fell into the possession of the Imperium during its expansive conquests near the end of the Age of Seas. The two major provinces are now ruled by vassal lords who serve the Darion Emperor. Avinter is well known for its strong ships and thus powerful fleets and skilled sailors, whilst Danthivia is a wealthy province of trade and agriculture, and it holds a strong reputation for its cunning and often-enough deadly politics.

The Imperium also controls several major colonies on the other continents, and its influence holds much power in matters of international politics. Additionally, the Imperium is home of the Imperial Sacellum; one of the two major religious groups concerning the Divine Faith. As it is the most accepting group when it comes to the study and practices of magic, the Imperium is one of the few human nations where mages may freely hold power in matters of imperial importance without the intervention of Divine worshipers.

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Brushes by StarRaven - [link]

Map Textures by coyotemax - [link]

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More about Third Era - [link]
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Qoff Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Your maps are indeed awesome, can you take a look in my WiP map in my page and give me some advices?
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Vocarin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Awesome work. And I don't just say that because there's no way I could do something this detailed. I like the details and the aesthetics, the formality, if you will, of the names and labels and how they feel like they belong there, and I know these next ones are going to sound weird, but I really like the design you used for the compass, and the borders look very appropriate. Like it is a real map in a frame or tacked to a table.

Truly excellent.
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Chevallaine Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014
This and The High Marches are two of my favorites! Do you do commissions? Because I would love to have a clean-slate map in their style! Please let me know!

I have never checked Deviant before and I made this profile just so I could comment and ask. I'd be sincerely honored if you'd consider it!
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Levodoom Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, but unfortunately I don't do commissions. Sorry.
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Chevallaine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
It's absolutely no problem, I appreciate you responding! If I may ask though, how did you ever learn to make such detailed maps? I have never been very artistic, though I always believed I drew decent, but simple maps. Yet the second I saw these I became awe-struck. I want to aspire to reach this level of detail and creativity, thank you for the inspiration!
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Levodoom Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of time and practice. It's the boring old answer, but it's also the most truthful one. I don't use tutorials, so most of what I have learned is through a fair amount of experimentation. Studying other maps for references has also been very useful, until you get to the point where you feel that the style you're developing for yourself is getting somewhere where you can continue on on your own skills. But overall, in the end, it just all comes down to practice and some willingness to try something new every now and then.
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Chevallaine Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2014
Thank you, Levodoom! I never expected a magic answer, and while the answer may seem 'boring' it is far more helpful, and frankly, reassuring. Knowing that you were able to reach this level after practice and, I am sure, trial-and-error shows your dedication and talent. I do have one final question: May I have your permission to download a few of your maps for reference materials and maybe a Pathfinder game or two? I would not use them for profit or steal your work in any way, I'm just thoroughly enthralled with these :3
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Levodoom Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, go ahead.
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
very good  :/
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Sagunt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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Danielzabojca Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
How did you come up with that? I love it!
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JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
What an amazing map!
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BookwyrmEDS Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I agree with Zaigwart, I would love to see a tutorial done by you on how to make maps like this.
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Very cool
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raejekii Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of the time I don't care for maps that use brushes. I feel like it doesn't reflect the true skill of the artist. Naturally there are plenty of people who just want to have a map to use, so its fine, I don't rag on them or anything. But in this case I must say you've done a beautiful job with it. Only reason I actually noticed they were brushes at all was because of the tall mountain with two peaks I saw repeated a few times. But really, this is beautiful. as are the other maps you've done with these brushes. Well done ^^
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Levodoom Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There's definitely a fair few different views on the matter. I think it often depends on the style of the map and how the brushes are used to determine whether they match with the general appearance of the map. Personally I use brushes because my own attempts at drawing mountains, trees etc. tend to look terrible in comparison to the overall look I am trying to achieve. But eventually I hope to move away from using others' brushes and make my own; given time and practice. I want to reach a point where all resources I use are original to me.

For now this is more or less a simpler way of doing things, and using these brushes fit with the other maps in the same setting, so I don't want to make too many drastic changes since I'm mainly inclined to maintain the same style and look between them.

Overall I'm quite happy with how I used the brushes in this map, though there are bits that could do with some improvement. There are a few fairly obvious repeats here and there that I'll maybe fix at a later date. Nearing the end of finishing the map I got a bit lazy and impatient, which should tell me to take a break, but I never really take the hint.

Thanks and cheers!
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DWebArt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am never not impressed by these maps.
Gorgeous.
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Levodoom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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WilliamFDrake Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Very impressive work. I like it!
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Levodoom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Daaaaaaaaaaaamn,nice stuff man !!!! :la:

How did you make the map texture on the brush ?? :-? ....I wish to make my image with color :) -> this [link]
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Levodoom Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

For textures I tend to use the clone stamp tool when I need specific areas textured with a certain texture, but the simpler way to colour something would be by adding a new layer and use blending with the colours of your choosing.
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Zaigwast Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Oh,thank you very much for this answear :D...would be great if you could make some tutorials on this,could help alot of people ;) :la:

Great maps friend ! :D
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