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Sapiento
11-02-2011, 09:22 AM
I finished a book about the Byzantine Empire during my holidays and got inspiration for a new map.

First step was drawing a map by hand and scanning, then adding a parchment look.

Sapiento
11-03-2011, 03:28 AM
Coloured and deco added. The border deco and labels shall imitate gold painting.

Lukc
11-03-2011, 05:44 AM
I'd clean up some mountains under the Montes Externa (and maybe call them Montes Externae for the plural) ... and the name Transkandokia strikes me as a bit odd, since it literally means Land beyond Kandokia, but I get the feeling (someone correct me if I'm wrong!) that the adjective "Trans" was mostly used in relation to geographic barriers and boundaries, for example Gallia Transalpina vs. Gallia Cisalpina (Gaul beyond the Alps vs. Gaul before the Alps), Transylvania (Land beyond the forest), Transoxiana (Land beyond the Oxus river) ...

An option would just be Kandokia Superior - for Higher Kandokia ... they had a lot of those (Germania Inferior, Germania Superior). Or maybe Transpatriona? Just musing aloud.

Otherwise, it's looking nice and quite medieval. :)

Sapiento
11-03-2011, 06:41 AM
Your're right about the 'trans' thing, Lukc, my mistake. Thanks.

Freodin
11-03-2011, 08:59 AM
A wonderful map in a great style. But I am not quite sure about the scale. Is this really meant to be that huge?

Sapiento
11-03-2011, 01:02 PM
A wonderful map in a great style. But I am not quite sure about the scale. Is this really meant to be that huge?

I wanted it huge, yes. But maybe I go for a smaller scale, perhaps it's really too large.

Sapiento
11-03-2011, 01:27 PM
Corrected mistakes and made a few changes.

Lukc
11-03-2011, 05:49 PM
Oh, now it's definitely looking epic :) and I can read everyt'ing! :D

cereth
11-03-2011, 06:06 PM
Very cool...I really like what you did with the water. :)

Piscivorous
11-04-2011, 07:03 PM
I finished a book about the Byzantine Empire during my holidays and got inspiration for a new map.

First step was drawing a map by hand and scanning, then adding a parchment look.

Isn't that nice? I'm reading Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series and got a bit of inspiration for a piece of my map.

Looking good so far!