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Rythal
05-20-2010, 08:44 PM
My entry for this month is based on one of my favourite series; The Prydain Chronicles, by Lloydd Alexander. For anyone not familiar with the series, you may not realize that the Disney movie "The Black Cauldron" is based off of this series.

The area which I will be mapping is the setting of the Third book in the series, The castle of Llyr.

I just did a basic outline of the isle, and will do more soon.

Rythal
05-20-2010, 10:44 PM
added forests, mountains, and colour

Rythal
05-21-2010, 11:10 PM
really? no comments? everyone must be in the mapping challenge forum.

starting to get into the purdy stuff

arsheesh
05-21-2010, 11:54 PM
Well I think it looks pretty darn good so far! Looking forward to seeing more of this map.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

rdanhenry
05-22-2010, 01:49 AM
Go Prydain mapping! One of my childhood inspirations for my love of maps was the Prydain cycle. The style of those maps was very different from this (and more recent editions I've seen don't have maps :-( ), so this should be interesting.

tilt
05-22-2010, 01:56 AM
nice coloring you got going there :)

Jaxilon
05-22-2010, 01:56 AM
It looks good so far. I don't think I remember the Prydain Chronicles though.

Ascension
05-22-2010, 07:57 AM
Very lush and painterly, nice.

Immolate
05-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Ascension says "painterly", which is a made up word he made up. I call it "eye candyesque". You can add esque to anything and it's still a real word. Realesque even.

Rythal
05-26-2010, 11:15 PM
lol

anyways, another update. I want to add some plot details along the path, as well as a flag/crest of Mona. I can't find any indication as to the flag, save that there is one, so I guess I have a fair bit of creative leeway there.

### Latest WIP ###

rdanhenry
05-28-2010, 01:46 AM
Painterly is indeed a word, as proven by the internets: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/painterly

Ascension
05-28-2010, 07:07 AM
Dang, now I gotta make up some new words.

Rythal
06-03-2010, 09:32 PM
UPDATE

-Added basic plot points, which I might go over later
-Worked on ocean a bit more

### Latest WIP ###

Rythal
06-07-2010, 04:10 PM
another update, decided to go with a parchment look overall

### Latest WIP ###

steelstiletto
06-13-2010, 11:09 PM
Wow, that looks good. Almost makes me sad that I've decided to purchase CC3 instead of just using PS or GIMP...

Rythal
06-14-2010, 07:18 AM
haha, this is Corel Photo Paint actually, but is much similar to PS.

thanks for the compliment!

Kaiser MacCleg
06-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Oh wow. I've never read the Chronicles of Prydain, but the real-life Isle of Anglesey, upon which Mona is based, I'm very familiar with.

Very nice map, Rythal!

LordJR
07-23-2010, 02:11 AM
GASP! So happy to see that Photo-Paint is able to make maps just the way I want them!