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LonewandererD
06-05-2010, 05:12 AM
Okay, this is the Dominion of the Elders of Sorres, the lands surrounding ym last map, White Rock City.

The entire map was done from scratch in photoshop and, with the exception of the mountains and some of the water and decorative features, it is the first map where I've actually used my own style, though I can't really call it a style yet. Never the less, thanks go out to Yandor (the decorative disc in the bottom corners), Ascension (ocean base and texture) and Pasis (mountains) for their tuts and also thanks to Bambua for his farm texture. Thanks also go to anyone and everyone who critiqued on the map, this map would have been crap without the Guild.

And now onto the next map, the rest of the Dal Lands.

-D-

Katto
06-05-2010, 05:26 AM
Great map LWD! What are those round brown spots? Are these ruins or watchtowers? For me, these are the only things that won't fit to the rest of the map, but that's just me. Sorry, can't rep you yet.

Steel General
06-05-2010, 09:07 AM
Nicely done!

LonewandererD
06-05-2010, 09:15 AM
Thanks guys.

@Katto - Those brown dots were actually supposed to be things like large totem poles and border stones, although the Dal are quite technologic they are still very spiritual and they believe those stones create a spiritual barrier of sorts, plus they're a great way of drawing a line between two territories. Should have worked on them some more the make them blend in a bit better.

-D-

Gidde
06-05-2010, 10:55 AM
Looks great, LWD, I love the textures.

njordys
06-05-2010, 11:32 AM
Just saw this on DeviantArt. Very very nice :)

ravells
06-06-2010, 04:25 PM
Beautiful mixing of textures...you should be getting commissions with work like that.

LonewandererD
06-07-2010, 04:09 AM
Thnx Ravells, I'd be happy to do maps for friends but I'm not so sure about doing commission, I have no idea how the process works to start with.

-D-

arsheesh
06-08-2010, 03:20 PM
This is a beautiful map. I really dig the textures you used as well. Nicely done. Repped.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

ravells
06-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Thnx Ravells, I'd be happy to do maps for friends but I'm not so sure about doing commission, I have no idea how the process works to start with.

-D-

Your modesty becomes you. Have a look at Torstan's post in the tutorial section on getting commissions (if you haven't read it already)...lots of useful info there on how to make a start. Don't plan on giving up your day job though - none of us are going to retire on making fantasy maps for a living.

tilt
06-09-2010, 03:40 AM
But we might retire to do fantasy maps ;)

boognish
06-12-2010, 11:42 PM
I really like how you did the farms that dot the landscape. Are those done by hand?

LonewandererD
06-13-2010, 07:45 AM
Thnx, the farms were actually rather simple. The texture was made by Bambua, he's got some good textures. Having determined that farms shouldn't extend more than 2-3 miles out from a settlement I drew a 3 mile radius around the settlements and painted in random layouts of farm, keeping close to the roads and rivers where possible. A few layer style tweaks later and bam, farms done, simple right?

-D-

Ramah
06-13-2010, 08:19 AM
As no-one seems to have mentioned it it must just be me, but those rivers seem bevelled the wrong way or something. They seem to be bubbling over the land to me.

Otherwise the map looks great. :)

LonewandererD
06-13-2010, 08:24 AM
Your not the first to mention that, its a constant problem I face. It's probably because the light is coming from the southeast rather than the northwest as is the default setting.

-D-

SereneParadox
06-13-2010, 07:21 PM
As no-one seems to have mentioned it it must just be me, but those rivers seem bevelled the wrong way or something. They seem to be bubbling over the land to me.

Otherwise the map looks great. :)

That was my first observation as well, but now I don't see it like that anymore for some reason. The rivers are actually my favorite part and now my eyes pick up on them as if they're "sunken" into the landscape and not on top of it. Weird.

tilt
06-17-2010, 07:08 AM
As LoneW said, its the ligthing coming from an unexpected direction that messes with your senses... but as soon as you tell your mind what is "right" you see everything normally :)