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The world map was drawn by Giant explorers. The Southern Giant Empire is the most powerful nation of the world, holding the most political authority than any other race. The entire south is united under their rule, while the rest of the world is greatly effected by their trade and influence. The compass, therefore, points South.
The oceans surrounding the various continents are unexplored, often believed to be the end of the world.

This map doesn't include any city names yet, and I may draw a more comprehensive version of it in the future, so think of this like a rough guide for now.

At the moment, I'm leaning towards calling this fantasy world "The Four Realms," please let me know what you think in the comments below! (also feel free to suggest some names too, haha)

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More of this world can be found here
Fantasy Races: [1/4] Humans by TysheaFantasy Races: [2/4] Elves by TysheaFantasy Races: [3/4] Halflings by TysheaFantasy Races: [4/4] Orcs by Tyshea

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Starcave Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome map. Especially nice waterfall with the cliffs and the mountains. Well done. Took me a while to figure out cliffs.
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GLMoes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
This looks great. I am looking for someone to help me out drawing a map kinda like this.
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FantasyArtJacobsen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Big fan of the map :) Any updates on the city names and icons? *excited*
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
not yet, but someday in the future!
Thanks for being a fan!
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purplepenguin88 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this kind of stuff
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
haha me too! I really should do more :D
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Toniplewis2106 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm about to start a project to create a world map, any tips? i have no idea how to start.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
this was my first map, so I don't think I have the best advice since I'm pretty fresh to it myself :lmao:
but I started simple with big shapes and landmarks and general area proportions. even if your mountains start out looking like little "^^^^" that's okay! The point of a map is to communicate information. Once you have all your landmarks in the places you want, you can start illustrating nicer graphics :)
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grisador Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
Very Awesome map ! :D
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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grisador Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
You're very welcome ! :D Amazing series & artworks :nod:
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Speedbopat-Girls Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
A great name for this realm would be "The United Realms". Just a suggestion.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the suggestion!!
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Speedbopat-Girls Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No problem!
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Drawquik7777 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
This map is kick-@$$!


Lemme know what goes down in those Troll Isles or the Goblin District!
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks man!!
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burr0 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
AMAZING!

pretty map, awesome races... you rock!
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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burr0 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
i was taking a look on the chars you've made, they are pretty nice looking and some of them are quite complex... and your art style is awesome too! do you plan making a webcomic or series based on them, or are alredy making something like that?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
At the moment I'm trying to focus on the world building, and using my characters for fun (and the occasional inspiration!)
I'm really glad you dig it!
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Irondoors Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
Artistically speaking, the map is extremely beautiful! I can only criticise the practical aspects of it, like how there's no clear distinction between the four realms, or how the distances between them are too small to allow such distinct cultures to develop. Then again, this is fantasy, so I guess the reader should suspend some disbelief...
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's fair, this was the first map I ever drew so it's bound for a re-visit sometime! :P
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ajrn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I ask exactly what for are you making this? Is it just self-entertainment?
By the way, I love what I've seen so far. Great work!
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FairyTerrors Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Do you take commissions? Hubby and I are working on a project we need a map for
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry! I'm not taking commissions right now :)
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leriel42 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
About 2 years ago i took part in the development of a forum-based fantasy role play game - making concepts for races, kingdoms, lore and stuff. One of my fellow developers made an idea of making the human race oriental, so a player could choose from three sub-types: northern (scandinavic-like), southern (afro/arabic type) and eastern (far-east type). I recommended, if we should use this kind of sub-type system, then it should be extended to all of the main races (orcs, dwarfs, elves and gnomes). My suggestion has been discarded, later the whole project got dropped (besides, it had really good ideas and a complex lore for history, races and religions, so it's a pity).

And now you make my dreams come true! T_T I wished exactly a world like this! I'm charmed and so excited about this!

Would you mind, if i write short stories based on your world idea? *-*
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I wouldn't mind at all!! Please do in fact!
I hope to open up this world eventually for people to enjoy and roleplay in, so if you want to be involved, it might take a while longer before I have everything together and ready. But until then please feel free to start drafting stories or characters

I'm so happy I could fulfill that desire of yours! Thank you!
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leriel42 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yay, thanks! ^_^ Keep going, it has so much possibilities in it, a whole world with almost infinite resources!

I started to develop a story about Prestan Winstally, the heir of the Myr Kingdom, who in fact doesn't have too much desire to be a king. He is influenced (and quite intimidated) by his mother, Queen Monira, who is a real noble, cold blooded politician. Prestan is entangled at the moment in intrigues of her mother and naiad nobles, and prepares to secretely leave the court in disguise...

My mind keeps buzzing with ideas :D (Sorry if i broke any canons)
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TheTwistedAngel Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool map!
I wish I could find more people on DA who like making fantasy worlds. I've been making one for a few years (though I'm way too scared of posting it online).
Anyways, I noticed that most location names are very literal(for lack of a better word). Locations are named "Gnome State" or "Dryad Imperium" instead of made up words.
This isn't bad, I'm just curious as to why it's like that.
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aha, it's because I haven't named the countries yet! :XD:
I'll be naming their cities and stuff eventually, for now it's just place holder region names

Thank you by the way!
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TheTwistedAngel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess I should have assumed that, sorry. ^^"
Thanks for answering my questions!
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nah it's good not to assume, it's all good! :>
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BlackRavechan Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
 I wooo wish this was a game :3 I would play it
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Lucid-Anomaly Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
nice
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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thelastmatureone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Any tip for making maps? Like you know, made up ones
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This was my first time doing one, so I'm not familiar enough with making maps to be giving out advice :P
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thelastmatureone Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks anyway though ;)
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Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHHHHHHHH SO COOOL!!!!!! serious so fucking cool dude! 
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU
This map took me forever so I'm glad it's finally done lmao
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Yuujin1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOUR VERY WELCOME!!! :XD: 
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Firest Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
How big is this continent?  Size of North America?  Size of Australia?  :?
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I think the size of Asia is more accurate, but I'm still kinda figuring things out :XD:
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theketchuppope Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
I'm excited to see how the lack of exploration (or potentially the lack of anything to be explored) affects the different cultures perception of the world :) If the world is indeed flat i wonder what kind of cool fantasy physics that entails :)
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not too sure how much I want to explain to be honest! I kinda like keeping the magical feeling of not knowing how the world works 100%, but I might figure something out later too haha. We'll see!
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Azurenite88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Damn, this is an awesome map Ty!
It´s great to get a good sense of the geography, though I have to ask, is the Garuda lands like a huge mangrove swamp or is their solid ground?
Love all the names btw also I think Four Realms is a good name for this world. I say go for that!
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, the Eastern Marshes lead right into a giant mangrove :)
The Garuda specifically live in the areas around the roots, often populated with floating markets, while the Dryads live in the upper canopies of the mangrove

Thank you Maiki!
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laylamelodytyler Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohmygod this is awesome, the detail and the way you ilustrated everything makes me want to stare at it for hours damn 
But something about the portion beetwen the Singing Delta, Voyager's Bay and the Silver Cliffs just doesn't sit right with me. It might just that i can't see it the right way, but it looks to me like either the Voyager's Bay is at a higher altitude that the ocean of Cycles(which isn't possible unless there's a huge waterfall beetween the two) OR those two little river braches are ...climbing? towards the Silver Cliffs. It's probably just me, but you please be as kind as to explain what's going on over there? If you want to of course Meow :3 

Also i can't say just how much i like this :happybounce:  You're damn awesome girl, and all of your art is
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Dyemelikeasunset Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, the discrepancy is actually intentional! I was trying to give the map a more archaic feeling, where the artists usually didn't draw in understandable perspective and all that :XD:
I promise I'll do environment drawings eventually that will illustrate these areas better!

Thank you though!
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laylamelodytyler Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After i wrote the message i actually started to consider that hehe. But that's pretty brilliant if you ask me you little genius :D (Big Grin) Good job over there 
(And thank you for answering my message I am a dummy! )
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