Sturmbart's Atlas of Azeroth - Highly Detailed Maps of the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor
Self professed hobby artist, full-time shaman and Warcraft addict
Sturmbart the insane
has created highly detailed maps of the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, based on the in game minimap files. Showcasing the shape and character of Azeroth's surface using elevation shading and aquatic depth, as well as a fully fleshed legend showing natural and artificial features such as cities, swamps, strongholds, lakes, ruins, rivers, roads, zeppelin routes, and more, these maps highlight just about every major detail you could hope to see.
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is a time honored tradition dating back as far as history, with the oldest surviving real world maps dating back to the 9th century BCE. There are many varied types of maps in use today, from geologic, nautical, weather, and those which don't show physical features, such as political, cultural, and even electronic maps. What Sturmbart has made would be categorized as a
(or sometimes general-purpose), showing a broad understanding of man-made locations, while using color to convey natural features such as mountains and lakes, without the contour lines dictating precise elevation found in
. This makes it generally useful for providing a variety of information without focusing on any one thing in particular.
Note the artificial details marking Nordrassil and various Shrines, while also using color to show the elevation changes around Mount Hyjal
Maps aren't Sturmbart's only strong suit however, the exceptionally talented character artist has also done a number of sketches and fully finished portraits showcased on
, just a few of which can be seen below. Fans of his work can also visit
to pick up a print of these handsome maps for themselves.
Visit Sturmbart's Shop on Redbubble
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