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Sapiento
12-10-2011, 02:21 AM
I'll take an unusual approach for this map, which is - I think- more an illustration with descriptions of places.
I read a book on Japanese history a few weeks ago which included a chapter on the various stages of Japanese art. Inspired by old Japanese paintings this map is a mixture of Japanese and Elvish elements (mainly the labels). The lines are a little bit thicker than in actual old paintings.

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Lukc
12-10-2011, 03:52 AM
I see it's going to be tough and tougher to get something placed in this month's competition. :)

Bogie
12-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Great artwork!

Sapiento
12-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Colours added.

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EricPoehlsen
12-11-2011, 01:09 PM
nice, I was wondering if you would add colours

mearrin69
12-12-2011, 02:18 AM
Inspired by old Japanese paintings you say? I'm not buying it! You meant 60s Japanese stop-animation movies, right? Go-ji-ra! :) Cool stuff, Sapiento.
M

Sapiento
12-12-2011, 02:28 AM
Inspired by old Japanese paintings you say? I'm not buying it! You meant 60s Japanese stop-animation movies, right? Go-ji-ra! :) Cool stuff, Sapiento.
M

Thank you, mearrin and EP.
The outline is too heavy, yes. And the colours too strong.
For the dragon I used several images as inspiration and combined.

Sapiento
12-12-2011, 03:39 AM
I toned down the colours and added some effects. The labels for hero, dragon and places are in Tengwar.

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Lukc
12-12-2011, 04:12 AM
Ah, now it definitely looks older, yes. :)

ravells
12-12-2011, 05:42 AM
That is looking fantastic, Sap!!!

tilt
12-12-2011, 07:11 AM
looks great Sapiento - very nice coloring :)

mearrin69
12-12-2011, 01:04 PM
Ah, man...that last one is looking incredible. Definitely has the feel of a Japanese painting. It would look really awesome on bamboo strips!
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Sapiento
12-13-2011, 02:45 AM
Thank you all!

RjBeals
12-17-2011, 04:53 PM
awesome work!

Djekspek
12-17-2011, 05:08 PM
wow, that's VERY cool man, looks truely authentic! cheers, DJ

Sapiento
12-18-2011, 06:58 AM
awesome work!


wow, that's VERY cool man, looks truely authentic! cheers, DJ

Thank you, guys. This will be a tough voting this month. Many fine entries so far.

The Goblin's Lair
01-02-2012, 09:47 PM
Epic stuff Sap, nicely done!