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Sapiento
07-28-2010, 12:56 PM
The last map so far for the Avalanche project (http://www.cycles-rpg.com), the city of Raijuvak

Hand drawn (apart of the forests), scanned and processed in PS.

Clercon
07-28-2010, 01:16 PM
Really nice! I like it a lot :-)

Ascension
07-28-2010, 06:13 PM
I like that color scheme so much better than a true medieval color scheme, very easy on the eyes.

rdanhenry
07-29-2010, 12:23 AM
This came out very nice. The tree houses are intriguingly anomalous in this style. Those trees also seem surprisingly large compared to the rest.

Sapiento
07-29-2010, 03:09 AM
This came out very nice. The tree houses are intriguingly anomalous in this style. Those trees also seem surprisingly large compared to the rest.

Thank you all.

The trees: it was not unusual on medieval maps that persons or buildings where at a 'false' relation in size. For example here (http://www.ahistoryofgreece.com/photos/constantinople.htm) and here (http://de.academic.ru/pictures/dewiki/83/Siege_constantinople_bnf_fr2691.jpg). I made the trees especially bigger to emphasize their meaning; you can think of them as a kind of skyscraper.

ravells
07-29-2010, 04:20 AM
Really nice modernisation of the medieval style, as Ascension said. Great colours and lovely work!

Sapiento
07-29-2010, 05:24 AM
Thanks, ravells.

Dron
07-30-2010, 04:59 AM
Did You really draw this by hand? Though the city is small, the work had to be quite tedious. Very nice.

waldronate
07-30-2010, 06:45 AM
I like the hand-drawn elements; they give a nice primitive style. Unfortunately, the blackletter font seems jarring to me in that context. It's too regular, too machine-made. A little distortion in shape, possibly just in the baselines of the characters might make a big difference.

Sapiento
07-30-2010, 08:18 AM
Did You really draw this by hand? Though the city is small, the work had to be quite tedious. Very nice.

Apart of the surrounding forest everything is handdrawn.


I like the hand-drawn elements; they give a nice primitive style. Unfortunately, the blackletter font seems jarring to me in that context. It's too regular, too machine-made. A little distortion in shape, possibly just in the baselines of the characters might make a big difference.

Good point. But there's still the possibility of printing the letters. Then the map would be hand drawn while the text is the product of a printing press.