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08-01-2011, 11:46 AM
Hi all,
Haven't been around much lately thanks to a real-life meltdown of sorts. :) I've finally finished this area map for BlackStar Studios' Shadowlands campaign setting (Facebook: BlackStar Studios (http://www.facebook.com/pages/BlackStar-Studios/115204471879374)and Twitter: @BlackStarGames). If I remember I'll look up the WiP thread and post a link to it here. Hope you like it.

...and, I hope I'll be posting more frequently in the coming months. I missed this place.

Steel General
08-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Looks good Mearrin, my only nitpick is that some of the smaller text is a bit difficult to read.

08-01-2011, 12:30 PM
Thanks...and that's a good nitpick, actually. I still have some difficulty deciding proper font sizes on these sorts of maps. I personally like maps without labels :) but without them they're not much use! Guess I like "art" better than proper cartography.

Steel General
08-01-2011, 12:32 PM
I think the problem is that the letters of the font are quite thin. So even with the stroke around them the smaller sizes tend to bleed/blend into the background.

08-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Yep, I've found that my typefaces have started going to bold for my commercial work. I also prefer mine without the labels, but that's an occupational hazard. Lovely work by the way, you've done a great job creating atmosphere in this piece.

08-01-2011, 03:47 PM
The texture work is lovely! Definitely a piece to be proud of.


08-02-2011, 01:52 AM
Thanks, guys! Hopefully I'll have the accompanying Tarina city map done shortly as well...it has been a plague on my house since I undertook it.

09-05-2011, 04:59 PM
The water is fantastic. I love the shorelines.

09-05-2011, 08:27 PM
Agree with the above, very fine work mearrin. Glad you are back to thumping it down :)