View Full Version : August 2011 Entry: Aerie Fief

Map Vandal
08-16-2011, 05:01 PM
Aerie Fief is a region of land held in trust for the the youngest son of Lord Bonelli the Bald. It is a mountainous region with a good river system.

I am looking forward to fleshing out the details of this map.

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Steel General
08-17-2011, 12:24 PM
Looks like a good start, looking forward to seeing the final version.

Map Vandal
08-17-2011, 02:06 PM
I added some additional mountains and the cartouche for the town of Vine River.

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Map Vandal
08-18-2011, 04:06 PM
I have begun the laborious process of adding roads, buildings, and labels. here is an update:

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08-18-2011, 04:32 PM
This looks so hand done. Very convincing.

08-19-2011, 12:43 PM
This is looking great. I have to ask is there a tutorial on to do hactures for mappings. It is a technique I been struggling with for sometime.

Map Vandal
08-19-2011, 05:45 PM
Robert, I have never seen a tutorial on hachures. There are so many different ways that they are used on maps; I think it completely depends on the style of map you are trying to make. Wikipedia does have some basic rules for hachures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachure_map), but that is all I found.

Here is the latest update. I think this one is about finished except for minor tweaking if I have time.

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Map Vandal
08-23-2011, 05:00 PM
I have been considering removing the trees and eagle. I really can't decide. I would love some feedback about whether you think they add to the map or take away from it.

08-23-2011, 05:45 PM
Just me and based on my initial looking at the map I like the tree in the bottom right corner but I don't get the upper left tree with the eagle coming in from the side like that...is the world warped or in a bowl or something?

08-23-2011, 05:54 PM
I love the eagle.. Hence my name :)

Map Vandal
08-23-2011, 05:55 PM
The Tree in the upper left was suppoed to be a branch with an Eagle sitting on it, but I really didn't like the way that came out. Here is an updated version with no trees.

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08-23-2011, 06:20 PM
Right, I should mention the eagle doesn't bother me, it's the sideways tree.

edit:Doh, hijacked me. It looks like it needs a little something. I can see what you mean now with it being a branch. I think i twas just too close in size to the tree itself. Well, that and the leaves going the wrong way, imo.

08-24-2011, 12:56 AM
If the trees were more a part of the frame and you could see like the whole tree on the left. But overall, I don't think you really needed them for this.

08-25-2011, 05:26 AM
This is just stupendous. I can't think of enough superlatives. I love the town plan. Incredible.

Map Vandal
08-26-2011, 10:18 AM
Thank you ravells. I am excited you like it so much.