Warhammer 40K – Imperial Palace
I first saw Francesca Baerald’s maps while I was scrolling through Instagram, being the greedy Warhammer 40k lore and art person I am. As usual, it was page after page of sleek, realistic depictions of grimdark war scenes. Then I stumbled on the above map of the 40k imperial palace.
I was instantly in love. It was such an audacious depiction of a place set in a hardcore sci-fi universe. I immediately bookmarked Baerald’s work, and the detail in her art still astounds me every time I look at it. Her maps are the final, crowning touch to any world builder’s universe. And check out her gaming character maps (I included one at the end of this post.) They’re definitely too beautiful to use.
The World of Yr and the Twelve Moons
Game of Thrones Map
Arkavia – Knight of Aslath
Hope & Glory Character Sheet
Artist Website: francescabaerald.com