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.


06-19-2010, 02:28 AM
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

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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.

06-25-2010, 03:02 AM
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!