View Full Version : July 2012 Challenge Entry: The shattered Realms of Altostratus

07-21-2012, 04:31 AM
Ok, here is my try on this challenge. I have stitched different clauds together to have a more or less decent form and used them for coastlines.

07-21-2012, 06:15 AM
Ok, Basic Texture work done. I like how it turned out

07-21-2012, 06:28 AM
I like the distribution of land and sea. However, I believe the texturing is too 'busy' and draws the attention away from the actual map. But that's just my opinion.

07-21-2012, 07:20 AM
Ok here are the finished mountains

07-21-2012, 07:35 AM
I like the mountains and texture very much, but I feel the boundary between sea and land is a bit too thick & sharp compared to the mountains.

07-21-2012, 07:43 AM
Got it now! Thanks.

07-21-2012, 01:26 PM
Beautiful! The colors are very pleasing to look at, and I like the shapes you ended up with by stitching clouds together. Only thing, maybe lighten up on the biggest lake texture... it's too dark and regular to my eye.

07-21-2012, 02:36 PM
This is looking really great so far! I love the color in your mountains.

07-22-2012, 12:46 AM
Nice work. The green line around the coast helps a lot and the mountains are fantastic!

07-22-2012, 04:25 PM
Ok here I aplied a new texture. Its based on dot brushes which are on scatter, size variation, colorvariation/fore/backgroundshift, texture and so on. Its hightly inspired by EpicReds Aethir Map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=46049&d=1340753573). Its always fun to look at other mappers Work, and trying to figure out how to do it.

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07-22-2012, 04:42 PM
I like the new texture a lot. Looks great!

07-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Yep, what she said. ;)

07-23-2012, 09:36 AM
Its interesting how much is archievable with little afford. I will post my progress tonight. Hopefully with some more to Show

07-23-2012, 11:40 AM
Oh, that new coastline is gorgeous! I love how you did it ... I'm going to try and replicate that!

07-23-2012, 11:56 AM
I wholeheartedly agree with Bogie, those mountains are beautiful!

07-23-2012, 01:56 PM
Oh, that new coastline is gorgeous! I love how you did it ... I'm going to try and replicate that!

Hi Lukc,
I can upload an pds file for you to see it. I hope this helps?

07-23-2012, 02:04 PM
That's great, thanks!

07-28-2012, 05:23 AM
looking good. i like the new mountains

07-29-2012, 06:28 PM
I am unsure if i can make this, i am in the Middle of moving out of my Apartment to anew City. Is the deadline Point 1.8 ? Or is there a Gap again?

07-30-2012, 06:34 PM
I really like those mountains, and the colors are fantastic. The only thing I'm a little ambivalent about are the wave patterns. It's not that they don't look nice, it's just I don't feel they compliment the hand-drawn elements of you map. That said, this piece is looking really good. I hope you get a chance to finish it.