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James Hunter-Shortland
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
I am a semi-professional fantasy cartographer from the UK. I've always loved drawing maps and have spent years developing my skills, learning new techniques and getting to grips with the GIMP.

Apart from that, I'm a fantasy writer, as well as a keen reader and gamer. Mostly, I love making maps and imagining new worlds. I hope that this comes across in my work.

** Please see below for commission information. **
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Commissions - Open by SweetDuke

Thanks for visiting my profile and for your interest. If you would like to commission me for a project, either for a map or other fantasy-themed graphics, then please take a minute to read the rest of this page. I specialise in World/Regional fantasy maps, as well as city maps.

I can be contacted at: cirias@live.co.uk or just PM me :)

How to Commission Me

Commissioning me is simple! Just drop me a note/PM on DeviantArt or email me directly at: cirias@live.co.uk

I'll always get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Here are the things I will usually need from you:
  • A sketch/drawing of your world, even if its very rough.
  • As much information about your world as possible. Place names, distances, climate etc.
  • The desired style/feel for the map. This could be just an overall "feel" for your map/world, or something as specific as colours, textures or additional features.
  • Your budget and deadline.

Prices & Payment

Quotes are based on the effort needed to produce the map to your specification. The main factors that determine the cost of producing a map are style, detail and extras.

Style: Hand-drawn styles will always be more labour-intensive than semi-realistic or simple B&W.
Detail: How many labels do you need on the map? How many countries/cities? How expansive and varied are your geographic features?
Extras: Compass roses, scales, borders and legends/keys all come under this heading.

I require a 40% advance payment from you before undertaking any work. I currently only accept payment via PayPal (cirias@live.co.uk).

I (as the artist) retain full reproduction rights to the finished map. You own rights to the subject matter contained within. This means that if you are planning to use the map commercially (i.e. inside a published book or RPG) I must sell you a commercial license to the work. I will always factor this into price estimates if you have indicated that you require commercial rights.

Terms & Conditions

  • You should be available for regular contact via email. If I am unable to contact you at any point for 7 consecutive days, I may be forced to put your map on hold or cancel (with notice).
  • I require a 40% advance payment for all commissions. This is non-refundable unless I am unable to complete your project for any reason on my part.
  • Any major changes to the original commission after the initial design stage may result in additional costs.
  • The final map will be delivered digitally by email (or via download link) in a flattened format (JPG, PNG, no layers). Unfortunately I cannot provide the working file with layers intact.
  • Both parties have the right to display the artwork publicly. If I wish to use your work for anything other than my portfolio, I will always check with you first.
  • You have the right to modify, edit, or reuse the artwork in part or whole, provided it is not for commercial use. All I ask is that you credit me as the original artist (James Hunter-Shortland).
  • Both parties reserve the right to cancel the commission at any point. If you decide to cancel, any payments already made for work done (complete or incomplete) will not be refunded.

Examples of My Work

Commission: Aravelle by Cirias

Commission: Tar Ebon Map by Cirias

Saresaea - Fantasy Map by Cirias
Thanks for reading and I hope you consider me for your next map! Clap

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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for being so kind to watch me. I hope you'll enjoy my future artwork :)
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Cirias Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I love your work, especially: damaimikaz.deviantart.com/art/…

:)
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RoxanneMilson Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav^^ Really appreciate it:heart:
You have some awesome maps, love them!
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Cirias Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like them :)
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Kitsunka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Congratulations! Your art has been featured here: [link]
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