View Full Version : A much neglected continent
01-29-2011, 04:20 AM
Just started on this one; this is the "first wip posting". Basically I am working on the western coastlines right now. You'll see where this goes quickly I am sure. ;)
01-29-2011, 05:55 AM
Basic coastlines are done, but they still need to be optimized.
01-29-2011, 08:52 AM
Hmmmm. No, don't quite like this.
01-29-2011, 10:41 AM
I think the style might actually work if you just toned down the outer blue a bit.
01-29-2011, 02:33 PM
Here is my take on this continent that I haven't spent much time on over the past year or so. I really like where you're going with yours.
01-29-2011, 03:01 PM
My current problem is that I ended up with coastlines with way too many nodes. Inkscape can't handle this graphic anymore. The optimize path tool loses too much detail and I really, really do not want to delete nodes manually.
01-31-2011, 06:36 AM
Ah! Is it Antarctica? Looking good.
02-06-2011, 07:45 PM
Did you ever finish this? That's the perfect world layout for an up coming D&D campaign!
02-07-2011, 11:43 AM
I manually re-drew the coastlines and ended up with something that Inkscape can actually cope with. Work can now continue.
02-07-2011, 12:48 PM
Alright, a little more work gives me a new continental shelf as well. Colors are placeholders.
02-07-2011, 04:39 PM
More work. Colors are from my last map that I posted ages ago.
03-23-2011, 08:07 AM
More - fairly minor - work: Oceans have more shades of blue and some blur; land has an additional altitude layer.
03-28-2011, 06:47 AM
I'm not sure that I like the blurred contours of the oceans with the crisp contours of the land. It's like you are mixing two different styles.
03-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Mh, you are perhaps right. The difference does look somewhat jarring.
04-02-2011, 11:54 AM
Some minor edits: Most noticable will be that I am using a flat background for the water now; I think it looks much cleaner now. Also I tweaked coastlines a bit.
04-02-2011, 03:10 PM
Really looking good, especially with the tweaks to the coasts. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
04-02-2011, 03:41 PM
More coastline edits - and moved a bunch of islands around too. Last but not least the final mountain layer has been added.
What do you guys think of a very slight glow for the coastlines?
04-02-2011, 04:02 PM
That's some interesting coastlines - I especially like that area between the two landmasses. The island chains are cool, too.
04-02-2011, 04:21 PM
Thats very good. :)
04-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Looks quite interesting... would I be correct that it's a supercontinent in the process of breaking up, with some volcanic island arcs in the north and west?
04-02-2011, 07:10 PM
Omnigeek - the base map is Antarctica, just without the ice cover.
04-06-2011, 08:12 PM
Minor update. I removed the coastal glow for now, since it really bogs down Inkscape.
First things first, I've found a use for this map, considering it is my favorite "continental" map. More details, including very basic ocean current / wind pattern maps etc available at http://enderra.com/2011/04/06/sandbox-step-1a-mapping-the-world/
Now, to today's updates - I began adding forests:
What do you guys think? Textures are from http://www.jrcooper.com/gaming.htm - the author confirmed to me by email that they are free to use for whatever.
I've also added more islands.
Every setting needs to have a caribbean.
Map now looks like this overall:
04-06-2011, 10:13 PM
I'm liking it, mate :) Good colour pallette.
04-07-2011, 01:48 AM
Here's a swamps sample, texture from the same source (NW part of map).
04-08-2011, 04:56 PM
Added lots of forests and some swamps. Last addition was the ice in the north. I am fairly happy with it, but it needs work:
04-09-2011, 01:56 AM
And we have yet another update.
I've fixed the ice sheet:
And I've added a bunch of rivers:
For the rivers, I am now actually using paths instead of manually painting them as I've been doing in the past. It is much easier, of course, once you realize it can be done (Thanks to RobA).
04-09-2011, 07:01 AM
Current WIP, and this is all the time I have probably until tomorrow. :'(
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