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ravells
08-01-2011, 06:52 PM
This is a commission I've just done for someone writing a forum game set in 1100/1200 Britain. Took about 10 hours. The initial tracing of the counties was done in photoshop and the texturing and labelling in Drawplus. The patron wanted something old looking.

Thanks to Ramah for the city icon I used for London. .... Thanks Ramah!

Quabbe
08-01-2011, 07:50 PM
Love it. The texture works fine, it really looks like an old wallmap. The border looks great aswell. Absolutely stunning!

arsheesh
08-01-2011, 10:58 PM
Beautiful work Ravs!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

jfrazierjr
08-02-2011, 08:11 AM
Good stuff... I love the way the border is all distressed and half gone and stuff...my one complaint is that the hills/mountains are not distressed enough and look a bit out of place... perhaps vary the color with the underlying county color?

ravells
08-02-2011, 09:16 AM
Thanks guys. @Jf - yes, the mountains do look a little out of place - I wasn't 100% happy with them, but the guy I made the map for loved the map, so I left them as is.

Steel General
08-03-2011, 09:10 AM
Excellent Job Ravs!

jfrazierjr
08-03-2011, 09:18 AM
but the guy I made the map for loved the map, so I left them as is.

And in most cases, that's really all that matters, especially if you got paid....:D

Either way, the map overall is quite cool and (other than the mountains) looks like it was made hundreds of years ago.....

blkstone1
08-03-2011, 04:09 PM
I love the style ravelis!

Ascension
08-03-2011, 04:49 PM
Pretty sweet, man.

Greenhorn
08-04-2011, 10:16 AM
I like the map too :-) but have one complaint:

Expecially the Southeast suffers heavily by an overdose of grunge effect. Less would have been more here.

Also shouldn't there be three lions in the "Crown's" coat of arms? (not sure)

ravells
08-04-2011, 11:07 AM
Thanks guys,
@Greenhorn, lol, I flagged this very issue to the client and offered to dial back the grunge effect, but he said no. The coat of arms is that of William I (the Conqueror), I think (not sure) the 3rd Lion was put in by Henry II.

Cheers

Ravs

Diamond
08-11-2011, 03:42 PM
Beautiful work, man.