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This week is a series of posts about Mirelyn’s Skyrealm – a map I drew at the beginning of December as part of a cartographic challenge. The challenge was to draw a map of a “floating island” and the map that will unfold over this week was the result. I don’t normally give a lot of work-in-progress material for my pieces, so I’ll discuss what I did as I went along for this one. 

’twas the night before Christmas and all through the Skyrealm there was a raucous party!

Mirelyn's Skyrealm Complete - Colour

Mirelyn’s Skyrealm Complete – Colour

And why are they partying? Because Mirelyn’s Skyrealm was drawn as my entry in the Cartographers’ Guild “Lite” challenge that ran from November 15 to December 14th. And that version above (with the paper background) won the popular vote and took home the prize!

Mirelyn's Skyrealm Complete - B&W

Mirelyn’s Skyrealm Complete – B&W

So to celebrate the win as well as the season, I’m posting both of these combined versions of the maps (B&W and colour) under the blog’s free commercial license. So Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!


This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 amazingly generous people have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make these maps free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.