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- Max -
01-27-2013, 03:12 PM
Hi everyone,

My last map is another fantasy one, a commision for a fantasy tales book project (intented to be written for a large audience, from kids to adults). Of course it's copyrighted.

As usual it's a mix of hand-drawn and digital work, 3508x2480 px size. WIP thread is here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/regional-world-mapping/21891-green-havens-fantasy-commission-6.html#post206232). Thanks to those who helped and encouraged :)

I hope you'll like it. Feel free to rate, rep or run away :)

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Eilathen
01-27-2013, 03:37 PM
Looks good, Max. Very green ;)

If i can, i'll rep you.

Diamond
01-27-2013, 04:34 PM
Dude. This rocks. I can't rep you again just yet, but it's definitely got a 5-star vote from me. Keep up the awesome work!

Monkey
01-27-2013, 04:47 PM
Same here, great job!

- Max -
01-27-2013, 04:48 PM
Thanks much guys :)

Clercon
01-27-2013, 05:12 PM
Really great map, can't rep you at the moment unfortunately.

- Max -
01-28-2013, 05:40 PM
Thanks Clercon. I sent the map to the tale's writer and he's very satisfied with it, so am I :)

Mateus090985
01-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Beautfull work! Congratulations.

Troedel
01-28-2013, 06:12 PM
One more encouragement to keep on trying...Great map!

Bogie
01-29-2013, 01:17 AM
Great artwork!

Freehand 5.5
01-29-2013, 03:59 AM
Yeah, very green! I like it very much.

But what about the two boxes with hand script in the north and south? Is it intended to be read?
I can read a few words, but it is a bit unsatisfying to have such a cryptic text having bad contrast to background. Why?

- Max -
01-29-2013, 04:24 AM
Because you don't know secret bardish language. The freaking bard who has drawn the map decided to write some cryptic notes on it. I told him to don't do that but he couldn't help himself :D
On a serious side the boxes are decorative stuff only.
Btw thanks much all!

Freehand 5.5
01-29-2013, 04:41 AM
... but he couldn't help himself :D


How could I only get the ridiculous idea to question the great achievements of the freakin' bard that helped you with this map. ;)
After all now we get a glimpse of how you manage to draw all those marvelous maps. Fairy folk magic?

- Max -
01-29-2013, 05:40 AM
Ssssh! Don't tell anyone :D

Thordred
01-29-2013, 09:04 AM
I was active in the WIP thread so here's my thoughts in summary:

Amazing color-work, great if not perfect details, no faults that I can find anywhere ever and simply spot-on. This guy deserves all the rep he can get.

torstan
01-29-2013, 09:53 AM
Beautiful work!

arsheesh
01-30-2013, 05:32 AM
This is just lovely work Max. I'm really impressed and just a tad envious at your ability to turn out high quality work in seemingly no time at all.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

- Max -
01-30-2013, 11:35 AM
Thanks Arsheesh. Well not really no time at all but I like to progress quite fast when I'm starting a map (if I have spare time of course) - doesn't mean I don't care about the whole things and details though ;)

JOFY32
02-06-2013, 12:47 PM
This looks great !

TheCurlyPower
02-06-2013, 04:15 PM
Qu'on se le dise... Le français est vraiment une belle langue. Ça me fait toujours plaisir de voir une carte légendée dans la langue de Molière !

Sinon, il s'agit là d'une très belle carte. Les nom sont très sympathiques ! Plaisants à lire. On sens les influences qui afflues au fil des toponymies. Outre cela, pour les "Bois du Ponant", est-ce une référence à Sleepy Hollow ou souhaitais-tu simplement signifier qu'il s'agissait de bois situés à l'Ouest ?

Vraiment bravo !

- Max -
02-06-2013, 04:44 PM
Merci beaucoup :) Les noms ont été donnés par l'auteur du conte de fantasy pour lequel la carte a été réalisée mais je crois que la nomination des Bois du Ponant est effectivement un clin d'oeil à Sleepy Hollow.

Thanks much :) Labels were written by the fantasy tale's writer who commisionned the map. As far as i know the name Bois du Ponant is indeed a reference to the Sleepy Hollow Burton's movie.

Tom_Cardin
02-06-2013, 08:47 PM
I really like the places of interest, towers standing by themselves, isolated forests. All places that bring me into the map and make me want to experience the stories that must flow from those places. It is all very lovely and well imagined.

Lyandra
02-07-2013, 07:06 PM
Amazing! Love the amount of details. :)

- Max -
02-08-2013, 09:13 AM
Thanks, comments much appreciated :)


I really like the places of interest, towers standing by themselves, isolated forests. All places that bring me into the map and make me want to experience the stories that must flow from those places. It is all very lovely and well imagined.

:) So I guess I didn't do my job too bad ;)

Green-Pilgrim
02-08-2013, 12:23 PM
OMG

I love this project.

I wanted to point out one element that got my attention and I fully plan on stealing it in the future if you don't mind.

51977

Icons on maps are something that I love to use but they always seem to get 'lost' in all of the detail. Even if I color them in to give them some depth the towers and things just blur for some reason. I really like how you encircled the tower in a highlited area, outlined it and then drew a line where the title could 'rest' next to it.

It really grabs your attention.

Amazing work.
-GP

- Max -
02-08-2013, 12:56 PM
Thanks much GP. Well I'm glad that it will maybe inspire you on some future works ;) Though I think that those way to point out special locations is ok when you don't have too many on a map. Also I tried to make kind of echo between the rounds elements in the whole map (gems on topleft corner and compass, city green round icon and highlighted circle for special locations) to give some harmony.

aquarits
02-11-2013, 02:54 PM
One map that u cant say much different things lol, just redundant congratulations! Lovely!


OMG

I love this project.

I wanted to point out one element that got my attention and I fully plan on stealing it in the future if you don't mind.

51977

Icons on maps are something that I love to use but they always seem to get 'lost' in all of the detail. Even if I color them in to give them some depth the towers and things just blur for some reason. I really like how you encircled the tower in a highlited area, outlined it and then drew a line where the title could 'rest' next to it.

It really grabs your attention.

Amazing work.
-GP
Yeah i wanted something like it long time. was trying something, but not working like this nice detail.

Loved your Farms, can i steal the idea? :D :D :D

Will Brawner
02-11-2013, 06:35 PM
Merci pour nous donner cette carte magnifique des Havres Verts. J'adore le resultat de votre travail. S'il vous plait, continuez a creer des oeuvres comme ca.

Je ne suis qu'un etudiant de francais. Mais je voudrais apprendre cette belle langue.

- Max -
02-12-2013, 04:59 AM
@ Aquarits: Thanks much :) And yea feel free to use the farms idea. After all, this is just some common way to draw them ;)
@Will : Comment in french much appreciated. You're doing very well in french :) And thanks for the kind comment, I'm glad that you liked Green Havens!

Aredhel
02-23-2013, 10:54 AM
Awesome map! I really like the colours work, the attention paid to details and the way it gives the beholder the willing to travel in this country. I can imagine a lot of stories about all those places. Great job!

- Max -
03-05-2013, 06:48 AM
It seems i missed your post Aredhel, sorry! Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you liked taking a little journey in the Green Havens :-)

- Max -
03-17-2013, 11:46 PM
Unfortunately, bad news for The Green Havens. From what I've heard, there seems to be a heavy disagrement between the authors of the book and I don't really know but I smell that the project won't be achieved in the end :( Well, at least, I had alot of pleasure and satisfaction while doing the map and the commissionner still have a nice little poster he may use in the future :D

vorropohaiah
03-18-2013, 04:47 AM
do you still get paid?

- Max -
03-18-2013, 05:18 AM
Yes I got paid a while ago after having delivered the map.