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jfrazierjr
07-07-2011, 03:17 PM
Soooo... for the first time in well.. forever it seems, I am a) going to map something and b) entering a challenge... Hope I have enough time... not really 100% sure what I am going to be doing yet other than something to do with "rift" and principalities. Hope to work on this more tonight when I get home and can use my tablet(and 64 bit linux machine with 6 GB of RAM).

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Steel General
07-07-2011, 03:17 PM
Go Joe Go!

eViLe_eAgLe
07-07-2011, 07:50 PM
That reminds me I need a tablet and a new computer so I can do things better!
Anyway, back on topic its really nice so far.. Better then anything I could do. :P

jfrazierjr
07-07-2011, 09:33 PM
Ain't if funny, how you can start with one idea in your head and it morph into something totally alien from the original... Well.. this is pretty much what happened here... Inspired by many of the works of Djekspek among others. Going to be a lot of hand drawing on this one i expect...

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jfrazierjr
07-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Not much done, but coming together a bit more. Hopefully, it's somewhat obvious at this point whats going to be what...

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jfrazierjr
07-08-2011, 09:57 PM
and a bit more... And yes... the green is just a place holder....
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jfrazierjr
07-09-2011, 12:54 PM
Very minor update.... more later tonight I guess.
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ravells
07-09-2011, 02:59 PM
Coming along great, JF! That hand drawing looks good.

jfrazierjr
07-10-2011, 01:24 PM
And some more.... Hoping to get all of "bottoms" completed today and then to start working on the surfaces.

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jfrazierjr
07-10-2011, 09:21 PM
And more... the "main" island now has floaties...

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jfrazierjr
07-11-2011, 12:55 PM
Hmmm... any questions or concerns so far?

I am hoping to get the undersides completed tonight(was hoping last night!) and then begin working topside with mountains, trees, perhaps an active volcano or two as well as some towns and perhaps other stuff...

jfrazierjr
07-11-2011, 07:53 PM
ugh.. lots of hand drawing.... to much....arm tired.. perhaps tomorrow night will have the islands done...

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arsheesh
07-11-2011, 08:03 PM
You know this reminds me of one of my favorite childhood TV shows, the name of which, sadly, I cannot recall. Basically there was this cool eccentric guy who wore like this jump suit with colored pencils attached and drew out these extensive 3D cartoon floating fantasy worlds on long stretches of paper. I used watch that guy for hours! So yeah, thanks for the trip down memory lane. Oh, and nice map btw.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

eViLe_eAgLe
07-12-2011, 05:30 AM
Heh? I was gonna do something similair to this.

jfrazierjr
07-12-2011, 03:14 PM
Heh? I was gonna do something similair to this.go ahead....would like to see it...

jfrazierjr
07-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Ok... finally got all of the floaties inked in with color. Still need to go back and ink around the floaties again(I think I like the strong outline better for them), as well as adding some shadows/highlights to most of the islands. That should be done tomorrow, and hopefully I can also get some mountains inked in and colored on the surface.

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torstan
07-13-2011, 01:38 PM
Looking good so far. I'd watch the tonal contrast - at the moment the underside of the islands are as bright (on average) as the tops. Darkening them - or lightening the surface - will help there. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the surface elements - that green's a little overpoweing at the moment.

Are you going to leave this on a parchment background? Looks good so far! Great to see you mapping again - and I'm looking forward to seeing a river waterfalling off the edge of one of these :)

jfrazierjr
07-13-2011, 02:02 PM
Looking good so far. I'd watch the tonal contrast - at the moment the underside of the islands are as bright (on average) as the tops. Darkening them - or lightening the surface - will help there. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the surface elements - that green's a little overpoweing at the moment. Heh.. yea.. I have some problems with finding a good palette that does not have tons of colors... I will have to make my own at some point. I do plan to lighten up the green quite a bit..



Are you going to leave this on a parchment background? Looks good so far! Yes to the parchment...I "might" add a border and drop it down into a perspective view. <shrug>



Great to see you mapping again - and I'm looking forward to seeing a river waterfalling off the edge of one of these :)Nope.. no waterfall(or at least not planning one ATM), but ya may very well see some lava...:idea:

Jaxilon
07-13-2011, 06:39 PM
This entry reminds me of the Sky Islands golf course I did as a challenge some time ago. Look forward to seeing how you wrap it up.

jfrazierjr
07-13-2011, 07:59 PM
Ok... still have some remaining stuff on the lower parts to do... but wanted to do some mountains for practice....sooo... here it is..

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jfrazierjr
07-13-2011, 09:36 PM
Another small updated.. Added a few hills also...

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jfrazierjr
07-14-2011, 10:28 PM
Bummer.. this is likely the last one I will have time to upload, so it's not really all that finished... In any event, I will likely complete this in the WIP forums....

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jfrazierjr
07-15-2011, 01:44 PM
Managed to get one more thing in there...

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