View Full Version : my first attempt

08-20-2010, 08:33 PM
Hello there,
this is my first attempt.
I try to mix a modern 3d-ish style with a rotten, grungy, handrawn one.
Not ready yet, comments are very welcome.
Maybe you guys have some tips about the labeling?

Software used: Gimp 2.6, Fractal Terrains Pro.
Thanks to RobA and walronate for their great tutorials, thanks to bill roach for his terraformer package.

08-20-2010, 09:53 PM
... nearly finished. :)

Avatar Aang
12-25-2010, 04:59 AM
looks pretty cool to me, but the drop shadow makes it looks like its floating in the air.

12-25-2010, 12:04 PM
I agree with Aang about the shadows. As for the labeling, I would label the places directly over where they're located instead of drawing a line to them. If its difficult to make out the labels that way you could use a subtle outerglow around the labels. This would also free up some space to write different things about the world or depict what some places look like.

I really dig the style of this map :)

12-25-2010, 03:11 PM
I like the shadow...get rid of it and the whole thing will look flat and boring. The only thing I would change is to add more landmasses...then the shadow might be overkill at that point but I don't know for sure. With more land you could fill up that whole outer tan area with labels and put lines to things and thus fill up a lot of dead space. Anyway, nice job.

12-25-2010, 03:20 PM
Wow !! very nice. I like the labels they way they are IMO :) repped !!

12-25-2010, 05:17 PM
Very nice indeed! I really like the name and the colours!