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spiff
03-08-2013, 04:59 AM
Hi there!

This is a map I've drawn and watercoloured some years ago, for a GURPS campaign. Quite old fashion (I tend to use mostly digital tools nowadays), but thought worth to share...

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Ramah
03-08-2013, 05:26 AM
That is a beautiful map. Simple and wonderfully done. Love it. :)

arsheesh
03-08-2013, 05:59 AM
This is simply fantastic! Lovely work on the muted yet rich colors. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

vorropohaiah
03-08-2013, 06:03 AM
lovely map. the texture and colours are really nice and good work with the text too. rated!

Lyandra
03-08-2013, 06:37 AM
Very beautiful. Love the colours. :)

- Max -
03-08-2013, 06:43 AM
Like Ramah said, simple but very nice map!

spiff
03-11-2013, 05:38 AM
Thanks guys! I'd like to have still the time to sit at my desk with pencils and watercolours... Now what I do it's more assembling than drawing, if you know what I mean.

Blaidd Drwg
03-11-2013, 08:50 AM
Lovely!

Question: what kind of paper did you use? Local stores near me only have very rough watercolour paper and that never really works for me. I really want to try this.

Jaxilon
03-11-2013, 12:44 PM
Great job, beautiful work, I love it.

@Blaidd Drwg - Look up "Cold Press" finish watercolor paper. It's quite smooth and not expensive. I didn't even know there were various types of watercolor paper but I didn't like that really rough stuff either. Cold press is more like a piece of poster board and it should work. I got mine at a Michael's store. Some folks tape their sheets down and pre-soak the paper in water as well so as to get rid of warpage that can occur later on. I haven't tried that yet.

Blaidd Drwg
03-16-2013, 08:06 AM
@Jaxilon: thanks, I'll go look for it :)

Lukc
03-16-2013, 09:18 AM
Wonderful, fantastic and evocative. It really gives a fantasy feel!

spiff
03-19-2013, 01:25 PM
Lovely!

Question: what kind of paper did you use? Local stores near me only have very rough watercolour paper and that never really works for me. I really want to try this.

Thanks guys :-)
I've used a thick drawing paper with a nice texture, which imitates parchment. I've bought it some time ago in an art shop near the Accademia of Belle Arti, in Milan, where I live. I don't have more details on that unfortunately...