I finished a map of the Black Cape for Darkling Fields of Arvon today. It took a bit of time to get back into the head-space of mapping for the book, but I thoroughly enjoyed the exercise and am pleased with the result. Tomorrow I finish the map of Ahn Norvys for the book. The third map in Darkling Fields will be a reprint of the map of Arvon that appeared in The Stoneholding. I’ve included a few pictures of the mapping and of the “tools of the trade.”
- I draw at an antique library table. Mapping for me in an interesting mix of ancient and modern technologies. At one point, I’m drawing with a steel nibbed pen that I dip in India ink, the next I’m tweaking images on the computer.
- The tools I use for mapping. To the right is the start of the Black Cape map. Here I’ve just blocked out the frame and border.
- Jim mapping the Black Cape for Darkling Fields of Arvon.
- Here, I’m working on the mountains.
Get a sneak peek at the second book of the “Legacy of the Stone Harp” series, Darkling Fields of Arvon on the Baen Books website.
In September, immediately following the release of The Stoneholding, Mark Sebanc and Jim Anderson were interviewed by the “Regional Trader”, a newspaper based in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. The article is a good overview of the work Mark and Jim have done together. View the PDF article here: “Bruno-Based Writer Publishes Fantasy Novel”