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Clercon
09-20-2012, 09:42 AM
This is actually my first commission ever.
When I grew up I used to play a Swedish RPG that was called Drakar och Demoner (Dragons and demons). Most of their adventures took place in a world called Ereb Altor. The company behind the game doesn’t exist anymore (even though some of them went on and started Paradox entertainment (Europa universalis) if you know about them).
However to my surprise I discovered that the actual campaign world is kept alive on the homepage www.erebaltor.se. After some discussion with the guys behind the site I agreed to make a map of the city Kartotum.
Well this is the progress so far.

Mateus090985
09-20-2012, 09:56 AM
Impressive work. Rep for you.

ravells
09-20-2012, 10:22 AM
I can't believe that's your first commission! It looks great Clercon!

torstan
09-20-2012, 10:35 AM
What a way to jump into the commission world! Great work.

Clercon
09-20-2012, 10:37 AM
Thanks Mateus090985


I can't believe that's your first commission! It looks great Clercon!

Well I've been asked a couple of times in the past but I don't have much time to map so I've turned them down. But this was something I really wanted to do, you know the power of nostalgia :)
I'm also working on a new style for CC3 as well at the moment, coming in this years annual from Profantasy, and that reduces the time to map even more. But it is kind of fun to make a map where you don't need to come up with all the ideas.

Clercon
10-01-2012, 07:09 AM
Here is an update of the city since last picture. This is just a part of the city called the "City of Gardens". A place for the rich ones to live and hang out in safety far away from from all the dangers in the rest of the city.

jtougas
10-01-2012, 03:33 PM
That is excellent !!

Bogie
10-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Wonderful style, very good layout of the different "quarters".

arsheesh
10-01-2012, 05:52 PM
Ooh, I do really love the layout of this. Well done.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Clercon
10-02-2012, 04:11 AM
Thanks for all the nice words.
Here is a small update of the city. I'm now done with city itself, whats left to be done is the surroundings and the actual hill where the city is situated.

arsheesh
10-02-2012, 07:02 PM
Looks great, can't wait to see it finished.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Mateus090985
10-02-2012, 09:23 PM
It is done on CC3? I yes, what is the base style? I am really impressed by this map primally because I still cannot do a city/village that i am happy with.

congratulations.

Clercon
10-03-2012, 03:51 AM
It is done on CC3? I yes, what is the base style? I am really impressed by this map primally because I still cannot do a city/village that i am happy with.

congratulations.
The map is done in the CD3 style A but I'm using the buildings from style B. If you are interested in how I work I just added a tutorial here on the forum (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?20230-Make-a-town-in-CD3&p=197252#post197252) describing how i make my towns in CD3, revealing all my secretes ;)

Clercon
10-03-2012, 09:41 AM
Here is a small update. I'm done in CD3 and now it is time to try to draw the actual hill/mountain the city is situated at.

Larb
10-03-2012, 10:19 PM
It's looking great. Not sure what advice to offer about the hill/mountain side. I've always found them a bit tricky myself. I have sometimes gone with the hand drawn terrain shading (shadows and things), and one time I rushed some cliff side like on my Maguromura map, but I'm yet to find anything satisfying.

Clercon
10-04-2012, 02:47 AM
I'm going for the hand drawn version here, but I'm having the feeling that the result will either make or break the map :)

Clercon
11-16-2012, 04:16 PM
Well I've been quite busy lately making a style for Profantasy so I haven't had much time to work on my commissioned city. Luckily enough there is no deadline for this one (I'm making it for free for the site erebaltor.se). But some progress has been done. I've added a border and the work on the cliff side is slowly creeping forward. Not much left to do now. As soon as the cliffs are done the piece will be finished. Hope you like it.

eViLe_eAgLe
11-16-2012, 04:22 PM
I love it, I think it's turning out nice, the hand drawn definitely made the map.

Bogie
11-16-2012, 06:17 PM
Fantastic!

Clercon
11-17-2012, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the comments and rep :)

gbsilverio
11-17-2012, 04:30 PM
This is looking absolutely fantastic, I love bothe the city design and the artistic style! Awesome job!

Clercon
11-19-2012, 06:07 PM
Thanks!
Another update, the map is now close to finished. Some small changes left to do. The cliffs came out a bit too dark, but I tone them down in the next version.

Larb
11-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Yes, they are a touch dark. You could probably just lower the opacity a little and it'd work. That's what I usually do anyway.

Rhotherian
11-20-2012, 01:36 PM
This is a very esthetically pleasing map you've got here. Nice. ^^

Clercon
11-21-2012, 08:48 AM
Thanks, The map is now done and you can see the finished result in the finished map thread.

Again thanks for all the comments.