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sigurdbjohansson
09-02-2010, 11:58 AM
Hi guys\guysettes.

Thought I`d get some feedback (and much needed help) on a map I`m working on.

I`m trying to get it to look something like Rythals fantastic Celinir and Lerokil maps.
http://www.cartographersguild.com/album.php?albumid=191&attachmentid=28333
http://www.cartographersguild.com/album.php?albumid=191&attachmentid=27993

This far I`ve experimented with really bright colors, and then put two layers, on top of it all,
of an ancient paper with blending: Hue on top, and Linear burn underneath that.

Marken4
09-02-2010, 12:45 PM
Well, I do like the colours :) And the texture

Ascension
09-02-2010, 08:56 PM
Some of the nicest coloring I've seen so far; very nice there. I think that the look you're going for will never be quite the same since his maps were of a much larger scale than yours...his was a continent and yours is a city. I think that this map is done really cuz if you start adding things like roads and houses then you'll lose the effect. You may be able to redo the whole thing much larger so that you don't lose the colors and you'll be able to cram more info in.

Rythal
09-03-2010, 09:19 AM
Yah, I'd say it looks great. The only thing that I'd do is maybe add a thicker border around the edge of the city to show city limits. In some places its a bit thin, particularly around Burl

sigurdbjohansson
09-03-2010, 04:35 PM
Thank you, thank you! "blush"

Only thing I`m going to add is some diffuse mountains and forests around the city limits. And PERHAPS tone down the extra dark colors. I sort of think they steal too much attention.. :)
And of course the thicker border you mentioned, Rythal.
Any suggestions on water??

Rythal
09-03-2010, 06:34 PM
for the style, I think the colour and texture of the water (and land and city) fits perfectly. Mayhaps make the coast a bit smoother/ thinner, if possible, to simulate an ink pen, but the colour themselves I think are good

sigurdbjohansson
09-06-2010, 12:02 PM
Did some color changes, made the whole thing a lot darker, added texture and a frame.. did I ruin it??
First I tried to lighten the darker areas, but found that if I made the text white w/ black outline, I could get a more "fantasy" feel with even darker colors on the whole map... :)

Gallifreyan
09-06-2010, 12:34 PM
Wow, the colors and textures look really great! Hey, I just had a thought that you could enter a NYC version of this for the super challenge, I definitively vote for you if you do.

Rythal
09-06-2010, 01:03 PM
I'm liking it. The trees in the city seem a bit out of place though; the ones in the country fit pretty well though. I dont think the city trees are necessary personally, but other than that, it looks really good

sigurdbjohansson
09-06-2010, 01:34 PM
Thought I`d show you the first sketches... Don`t have a scanner, so I photograph my sketches and fix them in PS.

And don`t mind the names on the sketches, I was reading Cerebus AND Poison Elves at the time of making.

Rythal... The areas are really districts, the city being mostly central sol, which by the way will be another map (see borough sketch).

Gallifreyan... Nice idea, but I`ve already got something cooked up (at least I`ll try) for the september challenge :)

sigurdbjohansson
09-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Thought I`d throw this one out there too:)