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aeronox
05-28-2008, 01:09 PM
Hi all!

Well, I've been quiet for a few months... but the university semester is ending soon, and classes are already finished. I spent 4 hours in the university library today, looking at map books and writing styles.

The following image is an old journal I scanned in, then added a map, and some extra stuff. Half-way through I thought to myself, "umm... I could have saved time and just drawn this with a pen," then considered the editability and reuseability of the journal image.

I have also attached the original, and the original cover. (I have no idea what it used to be - when I found it, it was filled with gardening research: composition of soil, watering, clippings, etc).

Hint: go to an antique/second-hand book store. True leather-bound covers are awesome!


EDIT: In future, I will be experimenting with styles inspired by various historical maps. The one shown here is a simple one; I will next create a portolan-style map with like 200 coastal towns, so I need to start naming!

ravells
05-28-2008, 03:11 PM
I loved the chewed up corner!

aeronox
05-28-2008, 07:21 PM
Hahaha, yeah, I dunno what caused it, maybe rats or something o___O

Torq
05-29-2008, 11:49 AM
Very nice Aeronox. The map is clear and understated and the journal and sourroundings lend it a huge amount of context and depth of story. Very cool.

Torq

MadLetter
05-29-2008, 11:52 AM
An extremely nice work, I must admit. Far beyond what I can do! :)

The picture has depth and story, as Torq said fittingly. *applauds*

Arkkeeper
05-29-2008, 01:07 PM
Wait a Second, ARSENAL Commitee? Professer H.PAYNE?

That's an absolute, bonefide, Joke Cover.

The Journal is still awesome though.

aeronox
05-29-2008, 06:41 PM
Hahaha, I never thought of it that way Arkkeeper. I did a google search on the guy, only 1 (maybe 2) results about him.

I will probably revisit this map, when my world is figured out more. The Orpheus Journal will be a foreigner's account of the world.

Arkkeeper
05-29-2008, 08:07 PM
Yeah I'm for sure thats a joke cover, it's part of the stack that appears in The Evil Dead in the scene where ash cuts off his own hand, y'know along with Farewell To Arms

torstan
05-30-2008, 10:43 AM
That's a great idea. I'd never considered that. Nice map as well by the way. What will this be used for, or is it just for fun?

aeronox
05-30-2008, 09:03 PM
It is for my latest story.