Saturday, 2 April 2022

[finished] (Annual) map giveaway

Once upon a time in times of G+ I used to do annual giveaway of maps and amateur-bond sketchbooks. 

On this anniversary of G+ shutdown, I still have a few maps to give away. This year maps are somewhat experimental: the idea of 'wine-dark sea', and what colours we associate with nature, and trying new chameleon paints. 

1. Maps will be shipped for no cost to you; on a downside this shipping will be a plain letter and won't have a tracking (although I will put the map in a plastic wrap, so hopefully there will be no water damage).

Currently the post delivery is not possible to: Afghanistan, Belarus, N. Korea, Lao, Libya, Russia, Somalia, Syria, Yemen; as of the time of the writing, delays are expected to Australia, China, Ecuador, Italy, New Zealand, Ukraine and USA; other delays are possible.

2. Maps are given on "first come, first serve" basis. On the pictures below they are photographed, not scanned, so the lines are super-visible and colours/vibrancy might be somewhat off from the actual original (my camera makes them more bleached and colder-toned than they actually are).

To claim the map, first leave a comment below with which map you want; the timestamp of the comment will be used to resolve any conflicting issues if any arise. If the map is available, send the posting address to cryptic_pale (at) protonmail com. Once the map is shipped, I will delete all addresses I received and won't keep any private information. I would appreciate if you notified me about map arrival.

3.  Maps are provided under following conditions: non-commercial use (if used in some kind of public work an attribution would be nice but not mandatory), non-sublicensable (don't give it to stock sites, AI training, AI generator sites, etc), cannot participate in any way in NFT/cryptocurrency exchanges and similar processes, and only transferable along with the paper original under the same conditions (gift the map in paper if you no longer need it).

Maps are: 

(claimed)  1. City of the Purple River (9.5 cm x 15.3 cm / 3.75 in x 6 in; watercolours, gel pen)


(claimed) 2.Chameleon Coast (10.5 cm x 8 cm / ~ 4.25 in x 3 in; watecolour, gel pen)

Note: it looks white from this angle but it is actually chameleon paint and has bluish and purple-ish tint under different angles; also very glittery)


(claimed) 3. Dark-wine Sea (17 cm  x 12.5 cm/6.75 in x 5 in; watercolour, watercolour marker, gel pen)



P.S. This year almost-sort of managed a post a month.

P.P.S I am not sure yet but it might be the last annual giveaway of this sort.

20 comments:

  1. Hi there, love the look of the 'city of the purple river' map and would like to claim it if that's cool.

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  2. That chameleon coast is beautiful. Well, they're all beautiful, but that one really speaks to me (it's not weird that I hear things, is it?). Anyway, if you want to send it to me, I'd love to receive it. Thanks!

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    1. Hello, sure, please email your posting address to the email above.

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  3. I got one last year, but popping in to say beautiful work and I'm glad you are maintaining the tradition!

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    1. I also received one previously and still appreciate it very much, and am also glad you're continuing this for others :).

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  4. Hey, can I claim Dark-wine sea ? The colors are beautiful !

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    1. Thank you. Yes, please email your posting address to the email above.

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  5. Your maps are always so beautiful K!

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  6. Hi K! As someone who has a notebook of yours from the Before Times, it's wonderful to see these posts again!

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    1. Hello, Oblidisideryptch
      Glad you enjoyed the post and notebook in some way; I am not sure yet but it might be the last giveaway of this kind.

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  7. Sorry to hear that this is the last of the giveaways, unless you keep making maps that is.

    Have lorepost drafts snailing their way to completion for every one of these like I did for your Silvertine Coast map - perhaps this is the year I finish another one, maybe even more than one!

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    1. I would be very happy to see any more of your map interpretations. Your post about Silvertine Coast is still very special to me.

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