View Full Version : going for hand drawn. again.

12-09-2011, 05:10 PM
O.k. there wasn´t much time those last months and I´ve been on and off my favourite pasttime. I put together some mountain brushes and started to throw them together on a dummy map. I would like to have your opinion. CC welcome.

p.s. I scaled those brushes down because I designed them to big for my original purpose. kept them anyway. We had such a long and wonderful time together ;)
p.s.s. Added some trees because it was too bland.. THX Ramah and every contributor for TreeThing. Great tool!


Steel General
12-10-2011, 07:32 AM
I'd say your off to a good start.

12-21-2011, 03:58 PM
This one is very tedious for me. Created some custom brushes, build out the landmass and searched for a fitting style. Now for the hard and fun work of placing all those landmarks...


12-23-2011, 05:15 PM
A rather small update...


12-24-2011, 01:04 AM
Hey, that's a good look, Troedel. How big a landmass is this, and what latitudes does it span?

I'm puzzled by the big lakes in and on the edge of the desert.... is there a story? Or are you letting the generated random landforms drive you? If you had a likely symbol for it, all three of those might do nicely as salt flats. Not enough fictional worlds indulge in salt flats, Gandalara excepted.

12-25-2011, 02:26 PM
Nice shape, and one of the nicer uses of brushes I've seen recently!

-Rob A>

01-19-2012, 05:45 PM
Not really decided on the size of landmass , thinking of bigger europe, including mediterranian area. I´ll keep going.

THX for the little canyon tutorial Djekspek!

01-19-2012, 06:24 PM
That is kind of pretty. Maybe toss in a bit of purple. Though I'm not sure pretty is what you are going for it can't hurt.

01-22-2012, 02:12 PM
That is absolutely incredible.

01-23-2012, 03:45 PM
THX for the encouragement. I thought about a clasic border with neatlines and such and have decided against it. Tell what you think about this one ( there is even a slightest hint of purple, anymore and I would have droped dead in an instant ;) ).

01-23-2012, 03:58 PM
I love that border, very classy ! It's the kind of detail that instantly transpose the whole world in a baroque era, IMO.

01-23-2012, 08:04 PM
Elzevir had it right on. The border gives the map a really classy feel. Good job!

01-24-2012, 02:20 AM
Clap clap clap. A very nice map. :)