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actomart
03-16-2011, 12:05 PM
As I mentioned in my intro, I've been using the vast resources here to help me map the world I'm currently building.

This is where I'm at so far with one of the countries. Your comments and criticisms will be most welcome. The biggest problem I'm having is getting the rivers to look right.

Yandor
03-16-2011, 12:08 PM
Looks great actually, well done... The only thing I can even think to really mention at the moment, would be your land color seems a bit yellow, more then green... Could be your intention but thought I'd point it out anyways

actomart
03-16-2011, 12:29 PM
Thanks Yandor. You're quite right - it does look a bit on the garish side. It's funny how you don't notice basic things like that until someone points it out.

jtougas
03-16-2011, 12:58 PM
Looks good. I'm a little confused about the lines around your landmasses. If you are trying to denote shallow water or not. All in all a nice map :)

Ramah
03-16-2011, 02:33 PM
Hey Actomart, welcome to the guild.

I actually like your yellowish land colour. Maybe it seems too yellow because the blue of the sea is very.. blue. Maybe adding a little yellow to the ocean colour will tone down the transition. Dunno.

Speaking of the ocean, I'm not wildly enthused with your ocean texture. Seems a little too heavy for my liking. I really like your mountains though. They have a much more painterly vibe than is usual with this style of map and I can totally dig it. :)

actomart
03-16-2011, 05:16 PM
Thank you all for your input.

I've taken what you've said on board and this is the latest version. The colours are more natural now I think.

jtougas
03-16-2011, 06:24 PM
That looks great. I'm not a member of the river police but something doesn't look quite right, but I'm FAR from an expert on that. I really like the way this is coming along :)

Diamond
03-16-2011, 10:57 PM
Yep, I like the colors in the second version much better; the ocean looks fantastic now. As for the rivers, I think it kinda depends on what scale the map is. If that's a fairly small island, then it would make sense that all the rivers are straight-ish, with not a lot of bends and twists. However, if the island is more like continent-size, then you might want to consider doing away with a few of the rivers and making the rest more bendy and twisty, to simulate flowing around natural obstacles.

Awesome work, though; I likes it, I does.

edit: I just noticed you do have a scale in there. :) At those smallish distances, I think the rivers make sense.

Yandor
03-16-2011, 11:14 PM
Agreed with Diamond, the second one much better... I was kind of thinking on the rivers, if you were to grab a fuzzy brush and erase the very beginnings of the rivers slightly, make it fade into the river a bit, instead of abruptly starting... However that is just an idea, and it looks great regardless, well done!

actomart
03-18-2011, 01:24 PM
Thanks Yandor, that works great - a soft brush with the flow set to about 25%