View Full Version : Kingdom of Ereborn - fantasy map

- Max -
01-03-2013, 09:33 PM
So here's a map of the kingdom of Ereborn, part of the Land of Aern (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/21639-lands-aern-fantasy-world-map.htmlhttp://) I previously posted. Sevindel (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/21600-sevindel-hand-drawn-town.html), another previously map is located in this kingdom.
Obviously, there's several cartographers that make maps of this world :D

I wanted another style on this one. This is a mix of hand-drawn and photoshop work and the size is 2835x2008 px
Hope you'll like it


01-03-2013, 10:51 PM
Impressiv map! I only have the feeling that the contrast is a bit hight with the mountains black and white, buy maybe its just my personal taste.

01-04-2013, 02:03 AM
Great map!

01-04-2013, 06:14 AM
Beautiful. Love it. The little details, the scratch marks are awesome.

- Max -
01-04-2013, 06:24 AM
Thanks :)

Impressiv map! I only have the feeling that the contrast is a bit hight with the mountains black and white, buy maybe its just my personal taste.

It's true. I did it on purpose. After the first coloring work I found the mountains too "flat" so I increased the contrast on them to fit my taste

01-04-2013, 10:04 AM
The mountains are looking fantastic and the rest of the map also :)

- Max -
01-04-2013, 10:28 AM
Thanks, glad you like it

01-04-2013, 11:07 AM
Congrats ! The different elements (woods, moutains, cities) are in perfect harmony with the map texture !

01-04-2013, 01:10 PM
nice colours and coastlines, very cool map!

01-04-2013, 04:49 PM
Hey Max I like the way this came together. Now you have to teach us how ya did the Ocean layers LOL's

- Max -
01-04-2013, 06:03 PM
Thanks much guys!

@ Ilanthar : I like cities on this one, I used some symbols from some old Casssini's maps, a french cartographer

@ Vellum : nothing hard about the Ocean : 1 base layer (parchment type), then 1 texture layer (grunge texture) set at 70% opacity, some uses of brushes a bit and brushes again to do the outside of coastlines ( 2 layers with hard light and overlay blending modes set at low and medium opacity) ;)

01-04-2013, 06:14 PM
That's great work; I like it immensely. I like the contrast on the mountains; helps them pop without overwhelming everything else. Repped!

- Max -
01-04-2013, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the rep Diamond! It Seems that you got the thing I want to do with those mountains :)

01-06-2013, 11:23 AM
Magnifique, et l'ambiance est superbe ! Une petite question : ces maps sont reliées à un jeu de rôle ?

- Max -
01-06-2013, 12:01 PM
Merci beaucoup Arboricopom. Certaines des cartes que je fais sont effectivement liées à des jeux de rôles mais en l'occurence celles-ci ne le sont pas directement...(du moins pas pour l'instant)

06-22-2013, 05:11 PM
I really like the forest on this map. How did you make the forest? I guess those single trees isn't a brush? Did you copy/paste several trees to make a treeline? Did you make the "hand-drawn-pencil-strokes" yourself? Do you use it as a pattern och is it just a brush? Sorry for all the questions, need to know how you did approach this map! :)

- Max -
06-23-2013, 12:47 PM
Thanks Obbehobbe. Yep trees are brushes. I put all of them then erase the parts I wanted to remove. And if you mean the hatch things it's some hand drawn brushes.