Iain Cox
The world of Lanphen

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Lanphen is a world created by me. I have always held a deep fascination with maps; old, new, real and fantasy. My head brims with ideas for magical and fantastical places, so I thought why not collate it all into one single world. The map has been worked and reworked over many years, I have lost count of how many times I have redrawn it. This, I'm pretty certain now, is the finished thing.

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How did you make this work:
The map was originally hand drawn. I created a digital template which I printed. I then traced over this using a light pad and fine liner pens. The hand drawn map and surrounding elements were then scanned and compiled digitally, with a textured background being added at the end for effect.

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