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Gluhoded
12-05-2011, 02:56 PM
hi!
this is the second map I'm drawing for a book commission (first one is here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?16342-Cliffside-port-B-amp-W-3d-drawing-WIP)).
this one is a city situated on a small island in the middle of a lake, with canals for streets, and a huge tower complex for the royal castle.
currently, the lake is completely dry, parts of the city are deserted, & slums are built on the dry lake bed.

the biggest tower should have a dragon-shaped-top.

here's the initial concept (we tried to make the entire city dragon shaped):
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then we changed for something a bit more reasonable:
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and here is the actual map drawing:
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I'll update some more when there's some progress to show.

Lukc
12-05-2011, 03:05 PM
So ... what's the method we're seeing here? Photoshoppe? It's looking nice, btw.

Gluhoded
12-05-2011, 03:10 PM
it's mostly PS.
the perspective lines were done in MSPAINT, it's actually easier - i make a huge canvas, play around with the perspective until i can "frame" the city somewhere in the middle, then magnify it & add as a layer in photoshop.

Gluhoded
12-12-2011, 10:18 AM
Progress report: finished the huge towering citadel with the dragon shaped head...
next step: make believable dried up canals

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Lukc
12-12-2011, 10:25 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful. I love a good perspective drawing and this one looks like it's going to be awesome, plain and simple.

mearrin69
12-12-2011, 05:57 PM
Your style is so cool. I have more than a few from your gallery in my 'inspiration' folder. This one should be great. Can't wait to see it done!
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Gluhoded
12-13-2011, 11:24 AM
besides some fixes - the basic layout is finished! yay!

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Gluhoded
12-15-2011, 10:20 AM
Finished the B&W version for the book. now I'm just messing around with paint to see if it's a good idea...

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Larb
12-15-2011, 06:17 PM
It is, it's looking really nice!

Elzevir
12-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Astounding, as always !

Steel General
12-16-2011, 09:39 AM
Very cool!!