Kaitlin created custom fantasy maps for novels, roleplaying games, and fantasy cartography enthusiasts. She created several types of maps, from those made through a skilled process of paper aging, sketching, and eventual inking, to those created in watercolor, to simple ink on white paper.
Each commissioned map was created with consultation. Clients explained the size, level of detail, and general outline of the world, as well as the use of the map, and pricing was based on those parameters. Paper was shaped, stained, baked, and ironed for a classical appearance, or left white for publication use, penciled and then inked. The process of map creation took about two weeks to complete. Sizes were also adjusted to compensate map ideas: rectangular, circular, triangular, etc.
"It was such a pleasure to collaborate with Kaitlin Statz on the fantasy map for my book series. I’m thrilled beyond words to see my world brought to life in this way. I love the design, the map icons, the little drawings, everything. It’s perfect! Kaitlin was very communicative and open during the entire process and her turnaround time was great. I absolutely love my map and I fully recommend that other authors and publishers consider hiring her to bring their worlds alive. Thanks Kaitlin!"
- Keira Gillett, author of the Zaria Fierce series