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Hello again, everyone. The past few months have been much busier than I was expecting them to be. I got out of the hospital and instantly had to jump both into the busiest season of my day job (we're a holiday greeting card company, so we were doing 12-hour days, 6 days a week and sometimes longer) and finishing up a freelance map project at the same time, for a Call of Cthulhu themed game. I was also taking chemotherapy medication and doing radiation treatments every day of the week. Now that we've passed Christmas and New Years, the freelance projects are done, the holiday rush at work is done, and the medication and radiation are largely done, too. I just got a clean MRI back, and everyone in the Radiation/Oncology department is pretty much saying Mission Accomplished. Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I'm exhausted.

Oh, and my computer blue-screen-of-death'd about 20 minutes after I turned that freelance map project in. Not just dead. Like, dead dead. Fortunately my files are backed up on a friend's computer. I've got a (ridiculously sweet) new computer on the way to me, but they're taking a while to build it.

So now I've got about a few weeks of free time, and no computer to work on. I've been spending the time (gasp) drawing on paper. It turns out I've gotten pretty bad at that in the last year, in which I've drawn almost nothing that didn't happen from start to finish on the computer. I guess this is probably good for me.

Oh hey, check this out, too:


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Daniel Somerville
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
29 years old, part-time customer support at a call center and part time "all of this other stuff". No art school experience, just personal practice and the occasional local life drawing class. Graduated from Arizona State University in 2007 with a degree in Architecture and promptly decided to never use it for anything again except to further my goal to draw werewolf cities and massive castles.

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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Just come across your great gallery.
dasomerville Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! Hope you like it. Soon to add new stuff! :)
flamefox777 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Come back! We want more fantasy cartography! 
Weequays Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:star: Happy Birthday :star:

:cake: :party: :dance: :squee:
Adviel Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Happy Birthday!
OzonesDeck Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Awesome maps, I am very jealous!
Kam1-1992 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Someone posted you on /r/battlemaps. Lovely work you do. Agree with gilbum, I would love to see your creation process and try and take away something new to learn. I'd love to get into 'higher' level mapping. Your maps are just gorgeous. +watch.
gilbum Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Your maps are some of the best I've come across.  You're an an inspiration for me just starting off with mapping.  Would you be willing to do a high level overview of your process sometime?  I think a lot of people would appreciate it!
dasomerville Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! I'll start putting something together. It takes time to assemble a step-by-step tutorial, though, so bear with me.
Weequays Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:cake: :party: :dance: :squee:
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