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C: Caster World Map by Lurockia C: Caster World Map by Lurockia
Ah Lord. This is finally done!
You guys have no idea how long I've been meaning to post this up, but sadly other projects just always seemed to get in the way. Some of you may, or may not know this, but cartography is actually a hidden passion of mine.

It's true! I may just have to add this up in my list of commissions that I'm willing to do.

I adore creating fictional maps. If I could somehow find a career involving just that, I'd take it in a heartbeat. Alas, that is not my current life situation.. One day perhaps. One day. Where was I going with this? Oh right. Caster. So what is Caster exactly? Well, by dictionary terms it's someone who is able to cast things but it's not the case here.

In this case, Caster is an imaginary world that my friend LyoNaka and I created back when we were children. It was the setting for all our childhood games and imaginings. It was all we ever talked about, and it was all that ever mattered back then. Then the years went by and we never talked much about Caster anymore. It was quietly forgotten amongst other things in favor of things that seemed more important. ..That is, until a conversation we had just last year when she and I started to reminiscence about our old world. Everything came back. The old stories, the things that we did, and more.

Therefore it is with great pleasure that I introduce Caster to you. It's a very big world filled with delightful characters and creative environments that I sincerely hope you'll all enjoy as we continue create more for it. This is one childhood memory that is here to stay.

Also, if you guys would like to view what LyoNaka has created for Caster please feel free to view her gallery concerning it by clicking over Here.


• Art & Coloring By Lurockia
• Caster © Lurockia & LyoNaka
:bulletred: Tools Used : Paper, Pencil, Wacom Intuos4 Tablet & Adobe Photoshop CS5
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:icontarik94:
Tarik94 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Although I have no clue what world this map is about, I can't help but favourite it. Don't ask why, I just like maps.
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't blame ya, I love maps too. I just haven't had a reason to make another one yet. ;)
And this is a map for one of my old childhood headworlds that my friend and I created when we were kids. It's still a Work In Progress however in actually getting the information out there. ^^;

Glad you like it!
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:iconromade:
RomadE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Woah.
I admire how just created an entire fictional world with different names and landshapes.
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, maps a lot of fun to make especially if you already have an established story that takes place elsewhere. Be it on a lost chain of islands on Earth or even in an entirely different universe it's nice to see and know where your characters are going to be. :)

Glad you like it.
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Kisaoda Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I did a search on 'cartography' and this one by far stood out the most prominent among the results. The rust/gold compliment each other very well, and you've put a lot of time and effort into this from what I can see... not to mention the love of the lands your friendship stories evolved in.

I in particular love to sketch maps of lands I write stories in. It helps me visualize where the action is taking place... and sometimes even helps me find new stories to unfold. It's nowhere near as talented as what I see here, though.

Very awesome, and definitely fav'd.

If it's all the same to you, I'd -love- to see a 'How to' on this if you ever have the time.
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Lurockia Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, thank you. That's really nice of you to say.
Seriously, this comment made me smile. Though granted, I wouldn't even know how to start a tutorial for this truth be told. ^^; This is actually the third map that I've ever created and it took a bit of practice.

For now, the best piece of advice that I can offer currently is to buy a School Atlas. Not an official one with roads, highways, and such but one that explains how the world works. It really helps to shape the lands so that they look natural as well as detailed explanations as to what sort of vegetation are found at what latitude. ;)
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:iconkisaoda:
Kisaoda Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
With the amount of work you put into this, you deserve every scrap of praise for it; no need to be so modest. ;)

Thank you for the tip on the Atlases. I seem to be able to get down the landmasses, and have a general idea of climatology; it's just getting it from pencil to polished beauty that seems to be my hangup. :P

That said, three maps and this is the final result? You know, if I ever get a book published, I'm more than likely going to be coming to you to work out a map for it... provided that your commission list is open at the time! :O

Until then... best of luck to all that you do.
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Lilithblack Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fantastic!
I want to know more about it and I want to understand where you place the territory of which we spoke by message!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh certainly! It's still a work in progress, but the general area we talked about it the southern area of the continent of Dunai. Where it's closest to the continent of Lumin on the right side of the map. :D
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onionscratch-paper Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This map is really awesome!

I noticed the forms of some continents looks like clouds.
Seriously that is what I am thinking.xD

Did you by any chance based the continent designs on that?^^
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
Also, haha.. No, not really. I just remember thinking that I wanted the world to look pretty.
I can't say that I thought too much about it. ^^;

However I do like what you said. They do sort of look like clouds. :D
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onionscratch-paper Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha I see, I asked that because I used to draw some countries inspired from cloud formations, and when I saw the map I thought of that.^^

And I bet Caster is a beautiful world.:)
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:iconroboabogadosismylord:
O: ohhh cartography!! thats great that you can imagine and create fictional maps C: I can't make maps like this xDDD
*W* It would be nice to see more about Caster
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh don't you worry. You will in the future. ;)
There's a good cast of characters involved that I'm hoping everyone will love.
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LyoNaka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Perria Bay and Gemin Sea... <3 I love the color choice mate. What should we work on next?
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just our lil cameos right? ;)
Thank you, we'll talk about it soon. ;P
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mosobot64 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Daaaaaaaaaaaamn, gurl, that's one sweet world map there! I think I should refer to this if I ever branch out of my one continent for my fantasy webcomic series.
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't see why not. This is the third world map I've ever created and not to mention the best of the three thus far. When I was still learning how to do these, I had bought a school atlas since those had the best details of each continent without any roads. I started off with a plain flat map like what you see in pirate movies. Afterwards I eventually created a generic global round map.

For this one though I had wanted to try something different. So I looked up a bunch of old world things and fell in love with the double circle and now here it is! :D

I would definitely recommend getting an atlas yourself if you were to attempt this. If the continental drifts match up it makes it that much more realistic. ;)
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:iconmosobot64:
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool. I've also heard about fractal mapping for making maps. Penny for your thoughts on that?
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I've certainly heard of those but I've never given them a try.
Looking at a few examples now, I feel that they lack a sense of realism. However, that's just me. ^^;
Now.. Where's my penny? :smoking: :lol:
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:iconmosobot64:
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, fractal maps seem better for rough ideas. Once you're actually making a map, much better to draw at least some of it.

Here, have two pennies. :twocents:
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm rich! :la: *loses them down a drain* Ooh.... :(
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:iconmosobot64:
mosobot64 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
(Pats shoulder) It's okay, that happens to the best of us.
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autumnechoes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my goodness this is gorgeous~!! i love how you used gold and a velvety red ^^
you're a great cartographer!:la: it's so realistic ;w; there's so much detail too *-*
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so. ;)
I had bought a school atlas purely for the study of map making. Learning the continental drifts and what not.
I even have a map on the side to show me the different temporal climates. :D
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autumnechoes Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome ^^
i hope you'll get opportunities in the future to make maps and the like cuz you're great at it! :D
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Nightmare-Chicken Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you want a career in it, I would consider looking around at companies that release roleplaying games, such as Fantasy Flight games, I don't know if they are hiring, but I do roleplaying, and if i got a map like this with my game i would be overjoyed, its beautiful
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, I probably never would've considered that. It's definitely something worth looking into.
Thanks for the suggestion and the compliment ;)
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Nightmare-Chicken Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just Trying to help you get ahead in the world :) your artwork suggests that you deserve it :)
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