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Quabbe
08-11-2011, 02:03 AM
Hey there,

it's time for a new commission! The first brush strokes are already made, including some ships and a compass.

Well, many of you may know the site www.davidrumsey.com - if not, take a look at it, it's worth it! Lots of historical maps and other documents in high quality. There are also many images, from which you can conjure excellent patterns. But you should probably ask for permission, as I did. I got the permission and also the tip to create an account on the site, which allows me to download the files in really huge sizes by clicking on Export! That is simply magnificent!

That way the map became its paper margins.

The direction in which the style will go: hand drawn, watercolor, rough and weathered.

So, thats it for now. I will post regular updates here. :)

Size is 25%:

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Jaxilon
08-11-2011, 02:36 AM
I for one am excited to see this progress. Thanks for sharing.

Katto
08-11-2011, 03:46 AM
Good start. I will follow this thread.

Coyotemax
08-11-2011, 04:10 AM
Very pretty! mee likey

tilt
08-11-2011, 05:08 AM
looks really great Q, love the compass - looking forward to seing this progress :)

Ramah
08-11-2011, 07:46 AM
Always great to see a new Quabbe map. Looking forward to seeing more. :)

ravells
08-11-2011, 08:28 AM
Looking great already!!!

Quabbe
08-12-2011, 02:19 PM
Thanks, guys! :)

I drew some mountains for the map today. A first experiment for the style turned out quite nice. I think I'll leave it that way.

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arsheesh
08-12-2011, 03:21 PM
Ooh, this looks very nice so far quabe! The mountains did turn out quite nicely as well. I will be keeping an eye on this one.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

jfrazierjr
08-12-2011, 03:49 PM
fVery cool. One suggestion is to make sure the middle transition light/dark ends a bit BELOW the plain of the two outlines to give it more of a 3D ISO look rather than a flat 2D painting look(unless thats what your specifically going for). For the most part, it looks like most of these are good.. but one or two of them might be on the "edge".

EDIT: Oh.. these are really nice BTW...good work.... repped..

Ascension
08-12-2011, 05:19 PM
Yeah, very nice.

Quabbe
08-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Ready for today. Mountains still need some detail work. But so far I'm happy with the result.

@jfrazierjr

You are right. But actually I prefer the flat 2D-Look. :)

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Quabbe
08-13-2011, 05:16 AM
A first attempt for the trees.

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Steel General
08-13-2011, 09:53 AM
This is quite nice, though my eyes tend to see the light colored areas as the land rather than the sea... ;)

Ascension
08-13-2011, 02:02 PM
Dig the forests, maybe a few more trees but not too many. This is really more art than map so I dig it a lot.

arsheesh
08-13-2011, 02:06 PM
I really like the unique style that you are developing here Quabbe. Course you've always done killer work so I'm not surprised.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Quabbe
08-13-2011, 02:39 PM
This is quite nice, though my eyes tend to see the light colored areas as the land rather than the sea... ;)

When I have finished what I have in mind, you shouldn't have any troubles to distinguish the land from the sea. Even when the land is full of banners, labels, borders and crests. Well, at least I hope so. :D

But yet I'm not sure if I will leave the color as it is. A dark blue might fit aswell. We will see.


Dig the forests, maybe a few more trees but not too many. This is really more art than map so I dig it a lot.

Yep, I'm going to add some more trees, especially between the mountains. So that the woods look like as they grow out from between the mountains.


I really like the unique style that you are developing here Quabbe. Course you've always done killer work so I'm not surprised.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Thank you! :)

Diamond
08-13-2011, 03:35 PM
This is excellent work, man. I love the pastels/watercolor look of it.

Coyotemax
08-13-2011, 05:34 PM
oooooooooooooh. awesome work so far, i really like the direction it's heading. *definitely* snagging for my inspirationfolder.