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Morgan
03-29-2012, 11:04 AM
Hi everyone, this is my first finished sumbission.
It is a map of Nosgoth, from the Legacy of Kain series. This was originally intended as an exercise, since I've never been able to draw a convincing map before stumbling upon this website, but I came to be sufficiently satisfied by the final result that I decided to post it nonetheless.

I used a reinterpretation of the techniques explained in Tear's and Pasis' tutorials (which I found to be great, both of them) to draw this map. I think that Tear has discovered a master method to add depth to the seas, while Pasis' mountains seem to pop out of the screen. In addition, I tried to add a personal touch, both with texture and color choices.
Though I know this map could still be improved, the exercise did what it was intended to, so I prefer to call it finished and experiment with something else: next step is calligraphic maps.
I hope you enjoy my efforts so far! :)

Bogie
03-29-2012, 12:50 PM
Nice Map!!

Morgan
03-29-2012, 07:02 PM
Thanks! Hope to do even better next time! :)

Gidde
03-30-2012, 08:08 AM
I like the finished product! That's a great compass rose.

Morgan
03-31-2012, 07:22 AM
Thank you!
The compass rose is a reproduction of a great monument of crucial importance in the game world. Here is a screenshot (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101128222047/legacyofkain/images/6/6b/SR2-Pillars-Kain-Raz.JPG).
I'm glad you liked it, though it's a little unusual as a compass rose! :)

Gidde
03-31-2012, 09:46 AM
Unusual roses are the best ones, and that's extremely fitting!

Veldehar
03-31-2012, 10:43 AM
How funny, I never paid that much attention to the compass rose, I like it! Especially having an in world connection.

Morgan
03-31-2012, 12:54 PM
Well, truth be said, I wasn't too convinced in the first place. Now I am. Thanks! =)

Tanhu
04-03-2012, 08:39 AM
Good, thanks! :D

(Bir tane bile Türk yok mu? :D )

Morgan
04-03-2012, 08:56 AM
You're welcome, but thanks for what? :D
And I can't understand the sentence in parentheses! :P

arsheesh
04-07-2012, 07:23 PM
Nicely Done Morgan.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

cereth
04-07-2012, 07:58 PM
Very successful! Love the compass rose.

Morgan
04-07-2012, 09:17 PM
Thanks, to both of you! :)
I must say, my sojourn in this website has increased my awareness on how to draw a good map.
I'm still quite satisfied with the result of my first shot, especially because I find it to be very clean.
But I also think that, now, I could achieve an even better result.

Well, I think we'll soon see how well I can deal with calligraphic maps! :)