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ravells
02-06-2011, 12:14 PM
This is the final of the test city I was working on in this thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?13005-Another-Test-City&p=142653#post142653)

I think it's come out pretty well, but a few lessons learned on the way which I'll put into the next city I do which is going to be in a much more 19th Century style.

Gidde
02-06-2011, 12:22 PM
That looks great! And I really like what you did with the Title/Legend. I liked the wood border, but I like this much better for the titling.

geamon
02-06-2011, 12:28 PM
Super stuff Ravi!!! You make me wanna learn vector based image editors!!!

Sapiento
02-06-2011, 01:47 PM
Cool map, ravs!

ravells
02-06-2011, 02:42 PM
Cheers all. My index left mouse button finger is recovering from the roof lines!

arsheesh
02-06-2011, 04:37 PM
I love it Ravs! I really like how you've managed to seamlessly merge the topographical features of the map with the parchment background. If/when I ever create a city/town map I will look to this map for inspiration. Oh, and enjoy some rep.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

ravells
02-06-2011, 05:07 PM
Cheers Arsheesh!

TheRedEpic
02-06-2011, 05:54 PM
This is a great map!, Do you mind if i ask how you were able to get all the little buildings done? They look like a framework of rooftops, did you do them by hand or did you have a program that helped you out?

Katto
02-06-2011, 06:20 PM
I'm glad you have finished it. Well done!!! I like the style very much and can imagine that it can be recreated in CD3 :)

ravells
02-06-2011, 06:51 PM
<s> thanks Katto....I only have CC2 but I would have thought that it would be quite makeable in CC3.

RedEpic, thanks! Serif Drawplus has a vector scatter brush where you can load vector objects and it sprays them on the page. That's what I used to make the buildings. The vector objects came from Alfar's context free file which is on the site. Then it was a case of drawing in all the roof lines by hand which took a bit of time.

jtougas
02-07-2011, 04:37 PM
Awesome!! :)

brew dragon
02-07-2011, 04:46 PM
truly gorgeous! i could only ever hope to be that good

Steel General
02-09-2011, 05:28 PM
Nicely done! You've got that style nailed down pretty good...