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Robulous
02-16-2012, 10:29 AM
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I posted this as a WIP a few days ago, but this is now my first finished map post!

Vahltor is the capital city of perhaps the most powerful nation in my conworld of Helevos. It's the capital of a naval empire in an early industrial period, with a technology roughly equivalent to Europe around the 1700s. Vahltor is the heart of a bureaucratic empire which jealously guards its secrets and it's borders. The city's many walls and gates are an effort to control its citizens - hence it's slang name, the City of Keys.

The map is based on an hand-drawn version which I've edited in Photoshop. The style was inspired by an 18th century map of Constantinople.

Hope you like it!

cereth
02-16-2012, 10:40 AM
Very nice. I like the muted colors and sketchy feel of it. That's an impressive first finished map post! :)

Ramah
02-16-2012, 11:54 AM
Agree with everything Cereth said. :)

Great stuff.

Jaxilon
02-16-2012, 12:22 PM
Very nice image. I agree the coloring is fantastic as well, good choices.

rdanhenry
02-16-2012, 05:52 PM
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Vahltor is the heart

Yeah, it does kind of look like one.

Katto
02-16-2012, 06:46 PM
I've followed your WIP and I am glad that you haven't made major changes to the city map. Have some rep for your first finished map :)

maxsdaddy
02-16-2012, 06:56 PM
Ditto all the above comments. Rep worthy. I hope to see more of you work.

Robulous
02-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Yeah, it does kind of look like one.

Ha glad someone spotted that - it's a bloody heart!

I have a load more maps I could post, this is perhaps one I'm most proud of so it is nice to get some appreciation :) Thankyou you've all been very generous about my first post!

torstan
02-22-2012, 11:13 AM
It's really a stunner. Great job. I love the worn ink look.

wittyoctopus
02-22-2012, 11:34 AM
Great looking map. The muted district colors and hand drawn inking affect really work well together. Have some rep, and a post rating.

dangerdog15
02-25-2012, 09:57 PM
Amazing map! Great use of color and anatomy.

Klaus van der Kroft
02-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Very nice map indeed!

Drawing proper cities is something I've always wanted to do but never been able to. Your work inspires me to work harder on it.

Excellent work, sir!

Diamond
02-28-2012, 11:52 PM
That's simply beautiful. I really got nuthin' else. Repped and rated (a 5)!

Lyandra
06-09-2012, 06:21 PM
This map has a great feeling to it. Awesome work, I love it. :)