View Full Version : A (New) Gensokyo Map

01-23-2013, 11:35 PM
This is the fourth iteration of this map. Well fifth I guess but the first one was more for notes. Anyway, I have been working on this between other projects and I finally got all the linework done so now I just need to colour it. I have not picked a colour scheme yet though and there may be a few more details I might add and I should really move Moriya Shrine further up the mountain so it fits the canon (even though I like it where it is). So I may do that.

This project has been a good marker though, especially in comparison to my last version (which I increasingly hate).

Anyway, for the most part just the colouring to do! I'm sure it won't tooooo long. =P

(I may just link directly to it on my site once it is done as it is 1.5mb already even when saved as a really low quality jpg)

01-24-2013, 01:02 AM
Looking nice. I'm guessing the labels are still temporary, right? Decided on a colour palette yet?

01-28-2013, 09:41 AM
That is totally beautiful linework, man. I cannot wait to see this coloured. It's gonna be gorgeous. :)

01-28-2013, 10:50 AM
Hey Larb I missed this one, very nice!! How big is the bad boy if its already at 1.5 mb? pixel wise ;)

01-28-2013, 11:14 AM
It is 5000x3500 pixels. It is taking a while to colour especially in between other things. I am trying for a soft early morning scheme but we'll see how that turns out. =P

And yes those hand drawn labels are temporary. I have a habit of annotating my maps when I am making them.

01-28-2013, 11:15 AM
Excellent work!

- Max -
01-28-2013, 11:23 AM
Sure that's some beautiful stuff here

01-28-2013, 02:01 PM
I am simply impressed by this work... Congratulations!

01-30-2013, 05:21 AM
Like what you've done here Larb, look forward to seeing updates.


01-30-2013, 11:09 AM
Woaw, I love the style of this map! Be sure to keep it updated, I'm very curious as to the results!

02-05-2013, 07:50 AM
The Gensokyo map was always a personal inspiration for me, to see it done again is gonna be awesome!


02-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Well I started colouring it. It is slow going. I decided to leave Moriya Shrine where it is. It's still "on the mountain" if a bit far down.

It's slow going. I'll probably make some huge colour adjustments at the end.

This is 75% if actual size.

02-23-2013, 09:40 PM
Looks very nice. I'm not sure about the clouds (?) at the bottom though. It's probably because, everything being so green, they don't merge with the rest of the image, which makes them look out of place. Is it too late to change them? If not, maybe you could make them thinner and wispier as they get further away. Other than that, I'm really liking the style you've used. Is there a backstory to this location?

02-23-2013, 10:06 PM
The clouds will be getting a little more treatment with a sort of mist effect (so I intend!).

There is a lot of backstory to this but it's not my world! This is basically fanart. There's no official canon map so this is my own version of it.

06-09-2013, 10:30 PM
Sorry to bring this back up, but I can't PM you since I just created the account. Did you ever get this map finished? I'm asking because the community I'm with is using the older version of it to create Gensokyo in Minecraft.


06-10-2013, 02:02 AM
Larb: I really hope to see this map finished! No doubt it will be beautiful :)

11-04-2013, 05:46 PM
soo any updates on this?

11-05-2013, 02:36 PM
Nope. =P

I'm working on my NaNoWriMo novel and some associated maps currently but I might come back to this one soon. ish.