View Full Version : WIP - A New Map
06-18-2010, 06:27 PM
This is what I have so far of a new map I started working on a little while ago.
Much thanks to this tutorial http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?533-Tutorial-Creating-old-weathered-paper-using-the-Gimp for the old paper texture.
The black dots are just placeholders for where I think would be good locations for cities/castles or what not. What do you think? :)
EDIT: Oh, and the attachement is scaled down to 50% of it's original size BTW.
06-18-2010, 07:47 PM
Looks nice. As for size you can upload around 4000 x 4000 OR under 4.7 megabytes.
06-19-2010, 12:57 AM
Oooo, thats a real nice start, i think this site can handle this map at full size easily so don't be afraid to post it, unless it's over 4.7 megabytes.
very nice start... looking forward to seing it progress... :)
06-20-2010, 01:14 PM
Made some progress on forests and main roads.
Apparently photobucket likes to shrink the image on it's own :(
06-20-2010, 02:15 PM
I can't make out too much detail at this size, but from what I can see, it looks excellent. The color choice is awesome.
Not quite sure what you mean about photobucket shrinking the image - I know they have a tendency to do that if you exceed their file size limit, but can't you just upload the original size directly from your computer to this site without going through photobucket? :?:
06-20-2010, 02:51 PM
I was unable to upload directly from my pc for some reason, but I tried it in a different browser just now and it worked. I'm going to edit my previous post with the full size.
06-20-2010, 04:47 PM
Great looking mountains.
06-21-2010, 09:30 AM
As mentioned previously, excellent colour scheme! It has a very warm feel. What about the mountains? Did you make them? Mouse/tablet? Very nice. And the trees also. It's a sweet map! With some careful choice of fonts (I am always doing it wrong!) it should be flying to the top!
06-21-2010, 11:13 AM
Thanks for the comment :). Yes I made the mountains; first with graphite along with the coast lines, and then with a mouse in Photoshop for the shading. I am kind of nervous about the fonts. It will be difficult to position them in the best way.
06-24-2010, 05:49 PM
06-24-2010, 06:30 PM
This is progressing quite nicely.
06-24-2010, 07:07 PM
Looking good, I like the color choices as well.
agree with Jax, nice colors.. .and neat elements - very nice work :)
07-14-2010, 11:29 AM
Sorry for the long delay.
I think I'm just about done with this, Unless you have any suggestions. :lol:
07-14-2010, 12:33 PM
I think it's beautiful! I hope we see a lot more from you. :)
07-14-2010, 05:43 PM
Simple, effective, great colors = nice job.
07-14-2010, 05:58 PM
It looks great! I think Valley in "Valle of Devas" is missing the Y. Excellent job :)
07-14-2010, 08:06 PM
Thanks! :) I spelled it that way on purpose, I thought it would be cool to spell "Vale" with two Ls
07-16-2010, 03:55 AM
Yeah, problem is that "Valle" really looks like a typo rather than an alternative spelling. Maybe something like "Vayle" would work better (that's my best stab at a "ye olde spellingge" for "vale".
That map is beautiful, but that "Valle" is going to look like an error to most people.
07-16-2010, 09:23 AM
I just want to chime in that this is a very elegant map. The Valle could be Spanish I guess, but us "American" speakers will naturally think it's a typo. Hit you with my rep stick.
07-19-2010, 02:05 PM
Very classy. It has an unpretentious simple elegance.
10-20-2010, 08:57 PM
A very elegant map.
I'm working on something similar, and the colours and fonts you chose for the lettering has inspired me. Thanks for posting it!
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