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stevensj2
08-30-2011, 09:21 PM
Hi all,

This is my first post and first satisfying attempt at a fictional map. I mostly created this just to pass some time a few evenings ago, but it ended up being more fun than I anticipated. I'll likely continue to work on it stylistically, as well as expanding it to cover more of Westeros.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

38159

a2area
08-30-2011, 10:02 PM
Tear's map of Westeros (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?6795-Westeros-by-Tear) is mind-blowing and has me a bit jaded.. but actually this is quite a nice map.. good work!

stevensj2
08-30-2011, 10:27 PM
Thanks! Yes - Tear's map is phenomenal! It was the basis for my decision to add subtle texture to mine, as it began as only a simple artificial shaded relief.

Diamond
08-30-2011, 11:30 PM
That's great work! I love the mountains; any chance you'd share how you did those?

Ascension
08-31-2011, 12:42 AM
Smooth and soft - very nice; but maybe change the black text to gray or brown or a dull green or dull blue.

tilt
08-31-2011, 03:29 AM
looks really good - nice work :)

ravells
08-31-2011, 04:22 AM
Welcome to the Guild Stevens! Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff. It would be great to see a more detailed explanation of your workflow (I saw the bit you posted on cartotalk).

best

Ravs

Steel General
08-31-2011, 07:57 AM
Nicely done...

stevensj2
08-31-2011, 08:03 AM
Thanks for the comments and suggestions!


That's great work! I love the mountains; any chance you'd share how you did those?


It would be great to see a more detailed explanation of your workflow (I saw the bit you posted on cartotalk).


Absolutely - I'll write up a brief tutorial, perhaps this weekend if I get a moment.

sigurdbjohansson
08-31-2011, 10:05 AM
Repped, my good man:)

arsheesh
08-31-2011, 01:53 PM
Ooh, that's very nice! I love the subdued colors and the smoothness, and I dig the mountains as well.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

zbeeblebrox
08-31-2011, 03:45 PM
Very slick. I like the slightly more angular take on the coastline. With the colors you chose, it makes the map feel very clean.
One small nitpick though - it looks like you've got the Eyrie located on a plain

Diamond
09-01-2011, 12:07 AM
Absolutely - I'll write up a brief tutorial, perhaps this weekend if I get a moment.
Awesome!!!!!!

(Extra super-duper exclamation points added because just 'Awesome!' was too short. :D )

stevensj2
09-01-2011, 08:16 AM
One small nitpick though - it looks like you've got the Eyrie located on a plain

Good eye! Thanks!

filesplz
09-26-2011, 06:26 PM
Hi all,

This is my first post and first satisfying attempt at a fictional map. I mostly created this just to pass some time a few evenings ago, but it ended up being more fun than I anticipated. I'll likely continue to work on it stylistically, as well as expanding it to cover more of Westeros.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!

38159

HI, I love your map, I'd love if you can expanding it too cover more of the world. speaking of which I seen that the English wiki of song of ice and fire (http://awoiaf.westeros.org) is currently looking for help with their effort to map westeros and Essos , your style looks perfect for it and I would really love to see your maps there!

mor2
10-02-2011, 03:03 PM
looks great, I hope to see more from you!