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arsheesh
02-14-2013, 10:04 PM
I've always wanted to create a town map but for one reason or the other never found time to do it. Here is a WIP of my first stab at creating a town in GIMP. I kept the document size small so that my system wouldn't get bogged down as the layers piled up. So, given the size, I won't be using this for anything - it's really just practice.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

arsheesh
02-15-2013, 08:14 AM
Got a bit more work done tonight. I think this is close to being finished.

Thordred
02-15-2013, 09:07 AM
I think it looks great! Can't find anything I think is out of place, good job!

Mornagest
02-15-2013, 10:12 AM
Fine looking indeed :)

A question : how did you do the white/lightblue gleams on river surface ? I'm trying to draw one on my map but it doesn't satisfy myself because of that...

- Max -
02-15-2013, 11:05 AM
Nice job so far Arsheesh!

arsheesh
02-15-2013, 04:21 PM
Fine looking indeed :)

A question : how did you do the white/lightblue gleams on river surface ? I'm trying to draw one on my map but it doesn't satisfy myself because of that...

Thanks. What I did was to take a grunge brush (that consisted of a bunch of little splats of paint), set it to 50% opacity and set the px size to random, and then just paint in the currents and light reflection. In some places where I wanted quite a bit of gleam I set the opacity to 100%. Took a bit of experimenting with different brushes before I landed on one that worked for me.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Mornagest
02-15-2013, 04:22 PM
Thank you, I will try this method :)

arsheesh
02-15-2013, 08:54 PM
My pleasure. BTW, just finished this. Here's a link to the finished map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/22317-southerwatch-bit-town-map-practice.html#post208293). Thanks to everyone who commented.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

MajorKira
02-24-2013, 12:47 AM
Looks great. The set up of your town with the roads and all looks very realistic.

arsheesh
02-24-2013, 04:31 PM
Thanks MajorKira.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh