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KHORGHIL FANTASY MAP by Khorghil KHORGHIL FANTASY MAP by Khorghil
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

The Year of 2012 is my Year of "the new and easy Way". Since 1996 i have been worked on my own Fantasy-World "Khorghil". In this time my personal taste in fantasy and the trends of fantasy itself has changed. So after years of correction my world it is time for a big break. Back to the roots, back to the beginning. And here it is... the new world of Khorghl... started with this General-Map.

I am going to give myself about 2 years to finnish ALL content to this world. I will write it down in books and of course paint it down in lots of illustrations. You will see (and read) them all here :-).

The source-file of this map has the size of DinA2... the fontsize is pretty to read in the original. Regionmaps from the NW, NE, SE and SW and a political Realm-Map will follow soon.

I really hope, you like it cause this will be the base of my doings the next 2 years

All kind of Khorghil-Illustrations especially the names wich are older than 2012 arent current. only a few will jump in my new Khorghil-Portfolio but they will be redesigned in several ways.

Stay tuned for more and big greets

Markus
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:iconjaysimons:
On first look, and also looking on the details, I must say this map is truly brilliantly done.
It has great amount of beautiful detail, it looks perfect with all these mountains, rivers and forests. I especially like the way you have done some labels on the upper side of the map (those engraved texts), I think that if engraved text labels were everywhere, not only in the mountains area, it would be even more awesome.
The shading of mountains, forests, rivers and labels give a nice feel of plasticity to the map, making it even more realistic, and give it "fantasy map" feeling.
On overall, practically everything on the map, mountains, rivers, labels and forests is brilliantly done, there are not many maps like this out there, I see dozens of hours of work have been put to this map, great work!
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Good: Wow, where do I begin?
+The labels are my favorite part. I especially like the ones that look like they're raised right from the terrain.
+The textures and use of colors is likewise fantastic. You give each region its own character.
+I like how your icons look like physical objects on a physical map.
+The Compass Rose fits the theme of the map perfectly.
+It's rich with subtle detail throughout.

Areas for Improvement: I'm really having to dig here.

-The borders seem to end abruptly, as if they've been partly cropped off. This is most noticeable at the corners.
-The shores of the rivers seem slightly raised.

Overall, this map is an inspiration!
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scrivenerofdoom Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Your work is simply superb. What an amazing talent.
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:iconthecraftysnail:
TheCraftySnail Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really really cool! Amazing style.
Im building a Fantasy world and its World-Sized, not just a small country/island. I was wondering how big this place would be compared to somewhere on Earth?
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:iconqoff:
Qoff Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
One of the best maps I ever saw, dude this is awesome. I'm learning it, can you take a look and give me some advices?
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:icondhariennightroad:
DharienNightroad Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Pleeeeaseee! Tutorial!! Those mountains!! OMG SO BEAUTIFUL!!
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:icontreediamond:
treediamond Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hallo Markus,

I have some maps about a book I write, could you draw my maps in this amazing style you have here?
Have a nice day

Daniel (daibertangelo@gmail.com)
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:iconmajungatholus:
Majungatholus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Oh eine Karte wollte ich auch schon seit Langem machen! Deine Weltkarten sind sehr inspirierend!
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:icon7raben:
7Raben Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
hach, Karten auf Deutsch sind doch die schönsten :)
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:iconhero339:
hero339 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is some scary, awesome shit. 
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:iconferocefv:
FeroceFV Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good: Wow, where do I begin?
+The labels are my favorite part. I especially like the ones that look like they're raised right from the terrain.
+The textures and use of colors is likewise fantastic. You give each region its own character.
+I like how your icons look like physical objects on a physical map.
+The Compass Rose fits the theme of the map perfectly.
+It's rich with subtle detail throughout.

Areas for Improvement: I'm really having to dig here.

-The borders seem to end abruptly, as if they've been partly cropped off. This is most noticeable at the corners.
-The shores of the rivers seem slightly raised.

Overall, this map is an inspiration!
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:iconnocturnaldarkness:
NocturnalDarkness Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Simply...amazing. :D
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:iconjulencio:
julencio Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Hi!
I really like this type of maps, and I want to know which programmes did you use for make this gorgeous map.
Thx
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:iconlaurentusvonsenin:
LaurentusVonSenin Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Alter, ein krasses Kunstwerk! Hut ab!
Mir persönlich etwas zu extrem mit der Beschriftung, aber cool siehts trotzdem aus.
Freue mich auf mehr von Dir!
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:iconaslanc:
AslanC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Sweet Mother of GOD! No words to describe how awesome this is!
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:iconcirias:
Cirias Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this map. Just how did you get that engraved text effects... ;)
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:iconvladimirdrak:
vladimirdrak Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hammer arbeit schaut echt gut aus =)
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:iconfelewin:
Felewin Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's Xanadu? lol
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:icontythian:
Tythian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I've seen countless fantasy maps in my life, but this... this is absolutely magnificent work. The style with which you've rendered your world in this image somehow manages to be not only visually captivating, as well as tastefully informative, but it harkens to the mood of wonder in a way few if any other art pieces have since I first began to appreciate the form. Well done. Well done indeed.
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:icondustdown:
Dustdown Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous1 Incredible eye for detail! If you ever post a tutorial on how to do this; please let me know!
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:iconmr4423:
mr4423 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Nice !
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:iconeraili:
Eraili Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, die Karte ist echt genial *-*
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:iconbadbabyart:
badbabyart Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconabdulhadiozadam:
abdulhadiozadam Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
wonderful
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:iconabdulhadiozadam:
abdulhadiozadam Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
wonderful
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:iconandreacaliendi:
andreacaliendi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
amazing O___O
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:iconhivangrosny:
HivanGrosny Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Astonishing
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:iconwaterfaerienaomi:
WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is a good way to make a map. O_O Nice job.
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:iconfox-hunter:
Fox-Hunter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work, the texture looks amazing!
It was als overy interesting the way you made the names as part of the map itself.

Great work! =]
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:iconpelenal:
Pelenal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I wish someone would draw one of my maps like this...
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:iconerkray:
ErKraY Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
WOW...great!!!
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:iconajkidd:
AJKidd Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Beautifully done map. How long did this take you to complete?
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:iconnaygonelvanleii:
NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Was für eine geniale Karte *_*
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:icondavidfriedrich:
davidfriedrich Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Das ist die beste Fantasy Karte die ich je gesehen habe :O
Am besten gefällt mir, dass die Karte weder ein abklatsch von Mittelerde ist (davon gibts ja ziemlich viele), noch eine lieblose Inselwelt wie bei WoW. Allein die Form deiner Welt finde ich mehr als Einfallsreich.
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MagitekElite Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconanzusz:
anzusz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is simply incredible. I hope you're very proud of your work, for it is wonderfully inspiring :)
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sieht klasse aus, bin begeistert :)
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:icongervasium:
gervasium Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is awesome beyond belief!
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:iconjaysimons:
JaySimons Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations for being featured!
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:icontuukulmay:
TuukulMay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
THIS WORK IS AMAZING!
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:iconlilyliod:
lilyliod Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
what a beautiful map!
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:iconerlkoenig:
erlkoenig Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, die hervorgehobenen Lettern in den Bergen sind definitiv mal ein geile Idee. Hut ab.
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:iconmummerycomics:
MummeryComics Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absoluter Wahnsinn

really outstanding
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:iconhakky53:
Hakky53 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The future Stranglethorn :]
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, damn, if I ever decide I need a map for one of my story locations, I know who to talk to. Fantastic work, man! It's a shame I can't read any of it, but it looks phenomenal.
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Chillmann Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Absolut cool!
Ich liebe Karten, vor allem wenn sie derart detailiert sind. Auch deinen anderen Konzepte und Matte-Paintings gefallen mir sehr gut. Die Idee des Grünen Sees find ich genial.

Weiter so!
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:iconranivius:
Ranivius Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Duuude... it looks very inspiring! So much that I want to create my own here and now! Anyway, this is one of the most outstanding piece I have seen recently. There is no need to say all about things what makes it look so good. Keeeep It up!
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Silver786 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Writer
Wonderful map.

Amazing job ! :clap:
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:iconcervantes22:
Cervantes22 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Diese Karte ist eine der geilsten karten die ich je gesehen habe. So schöhn, so detalirt und sich auch mit soviel mühe! einfach nur der absolute Hammer!
ich hoffe wen ich Buchillustrator werde, das ich dan auch so super gut bin wie sie.
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:iconxpec1:
Xpec1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
great work!
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:icontechunadept:
TechUnadept Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
did you use a computer program, and if so, which one?
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:iconnewguy13:
NewGuy13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
What thought process goes into making a map like this?
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