A Map Comes Alive!

It’s map time! In case you haven’t guessed maps are one of my favorite topics. I dearly love writing—there’s no finer main course—but I love my map making dessert, too, because it provides the opportunity to explore my visually artistic side. My fascination with maps extends back to childhood when I’d curl up in an isolated spot on the floor and imagine the places a map depicted (I was a different kind of kid).

©Christina Anne Hawthorne, 2014

All a part of the whole. Photo: CA Hawthorne

The Tremjara map has long been a work-in-progress. The last major overhaul was in 2015 when I started from scratch and rebuilt it in the computer using Photoshop Elements. I retained the continent’s original shape, but increased the map’s size many times over. Bigger means zooming doesn’t sacrifice as much definition.

Now, it’s 2017 and I’m at it again.

Geographically, the changes will be minor, and some are already made, but the significant change is…

To read the remainder of this post (and see examples!) please join me on the website HERE.


About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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