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ChainsawXIV
10-12-2010, 10:27 PM
I created this map recently, as a more detailed close up of the coastal area on the west edge of a world map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9648-Nenoria-World-Map&highlight=koar) I posted a while back. Elements of the original (texture treatments, borders, and feature brushes for mountains and such) were reused here, with some added detail. Like the previous map, the text is hand written, but I've chosen to abandon the more stylish script style writing in favor of a more legible printed style. Honestly, I'm not entirely satisfied with either solution I think.

Comments and criticism always welcome.

http://omnichron.net/external/maps/phalanx_coast_thumb.jpg (http://omnichron.net/external/maps/phalanx_coast.jpg)

Rythal
10-12-2010, 10:56 PM
beautiful job. I can't decide which of the texts is better, but I am leaning towards this one, due to legibility.

Quabbe
10-12-2010, 11:10 PM
The style is wonderful. Beautiful lettering. Only suggestion: I would remove some trees behind "New Silverheim" to make it better readable.

Have some welldeserved rep from me!


Q

Jaxilon
10-12-2010, 11:15 PM
I really like the feel of this map. I'm not sure about the other writing but I always appreciate someone's handwritten letters when they are legible. Nice work here.

jtougas
10-12-2010, 11:19 PM
Excellent !! :)

ChainsawXIV
10-12-2010, 11:25 PM
Thanks guys! And Quabbe, you're absolutely right. Woodsmen have been dispatched to deal with the issue...

Clercon
10-13-2010, 02:43 AM
Great map. I really like the feeling in it. Makes me want to visit the place in a game or book :-)

Ramah
10-13-2010, 06:38 AM
Lovely clean map. As to the lettering, I need to check out the other one but I'm not too keen on the lettering here. Looks a little too much like Comic sans for comfort. Even though it's actually nothing like it. :)

Marken4
10-13-2010, 07:07 AM
The map looks great and the style is really nice. The text don't fit. Too bad really, but I can live with it, tho.

Steel General
10-13-2010, 07:51 AM
Nicely done, not a big fan of the lettering/font, but that's more personal preference than anything - the lettering is very readable.

Nathan
10-13-2010, 08:02 AM
Nice ! I like the typography aswell. :)

Avengeil
10-13-2010, 04:43 PM
Nice map.Repped.

thomryng
10-19-2010, 08:24 PM
A beautiful map - I really love the style, very clean and evocative.

I have to agree with some of the other comments here about the font, though. It doesn't seem to match the style of the rest of the map. It's like a 20th century person wrote the names on an 18th century map.

Just my two shekels...

tovette
10-19-2010, 09:20 PM
I like the shapes of the land masses :)