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Sirith
05-15-2008, 01:56 PM
Lately I've been drawing some maps to try out different techniques of traditional media. The reason is maps are relatively easy to set up and mess around with. I also wanted to try a few ways of conveying cartographic information (with elements and colours).

First one is non-waterproof micron, gouache and coloured pencil. It's a city of sorts, kind of inspired by Pyrandons city tutorial, of which I like the design a lot. How viable it is in reality... I have my doubts, it's not a very practical thing, having all these walls to build and having small parts of government needed everywhere.

Second one is one of the northern islands of the map I posted here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1450), gouache and ink. Wanted to use colour to show the differing heights, it came out a little too light.

Third one is inspired by Tolkien and this awesome map (http://fragless.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Eltar-28208522). Ink and pencil. I really like the mountains on this one. Had some trouble doing the coastal elements, so tried a few different things, none of which really caught my eye. Too bad :)

delgondahntelius
05-15-2008, 06:06 PM
I really like the look of that first map, the coloring is very well done... and traditional media is always fun to get dirty in, eh? :D