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vorropohaiah
03-12-2013, 11:07 AM
here's a map i worked on this morning as a present for my sister's B'day (she lives in the area depicted on the map). it took me a lazy 5-6 hours to do, with most of the time taken up by the labelling (damned labels!), most of which is based of a variety of old maps -16-18th century i was able find, so many names might not be the same as today's (like lowestoft, which on the map is labelled as lestoff)

hope you like it :)

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Black_Rose
03-12-2013, 11:22 AM
Wow! What a nice map. And only done in 5 hours (very short to a beginner like me :)). I feel your pain about the labelling. Also, can I ask where you got the cartouche from? Did you draw it or did you find it somewhere?

Anyways, good job!

- Max -
03-12-2013, 11:23 AM
Pretty nice one for a limited work time. The key looks a bit stucked on the map though

vorropohaiah
03-12-2013, 12:04 PM
can I ask where you got the cartouche from? Did you draw it or did you find it somewhere?
just found one from an old map and modified it and messed about with some filters.

Blaidd Drwg
03-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Brilliant piece of work.
Can you be persuaded to do a tutorial someday? I would love to be able to do this, but I have no idea how to even begin ;)

Black_Rose
03-12-2013, 12:58 PM
just found one from an old map and modified it and messed about with some filters.

Thanks I might do the same

vorropohaiah
03-12-2013, 03:00 PM
Can you be persuaded to do a tutorial someday? I would love to be able to do this, but I have no idea how to even begin ;)

well, there's so little to this that i fear posting a tut might be a bit redundant - there's very few steps to show. the coast outline, rivers and roads are simple linework. there's a few overlay textures above it. the wave lines take a bit of work, though its just expanding the coast selection and feathering it, inverting it and deleting it, leaving the waves. that's about it really

- Max -
03-12-2013, 04:27 PM
ANd that's how some simple work can make a good map :)

arsheesh
03-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Wish I could produce a map that lovely in 5-6 hours!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Larb
03-12-2013, 08:29 PM
Great work! I was considering doing a norfolk broads inspired map for the lite challenge so this is great to see (there are some very interesting river and canal systems).

vorropohaiah
03-13-2013, 02:02 AM
Yeah, after finishing this one off I thought it might have made for a decent entry for the lite challenge, maybe with less emphasis on towns and more on the rivers/broads, which I love going out on whenever im visiting

Lyandra
03-13-2013, 04:14 AM
Love it! :)

vorropohaiah
03-13-2013, 05:12 AM
Wish I could produce a map that lovely in 5-6 hours!

Hmm... might do a Malta map in this style over the coming days and will track my progress as a mini-tut

also... 666 REP :)

Blaidd Drwg
03-16-2013, 08:09 AM
Please do!

well, there's so little to this that i fear posting a tut might be a bit redundant - there's very few steps to show. the coast outline, rivers and roads are simple linework. there's a few overlay textures above it. the wave lines take a bit of work, though its just expanding the coast selection and feathering it, inverting it and deleting it, leaving the waves. that's about it really
It does sound simple. I guess that's why it looks as good as it does. Very neat and clean, no distracting extras :) Still, I'd love to see a mini-tut, if you have the time!

vorropohaiah
03-16-2013, 08:55 AM
ill try do one on the Malta map i'll be creating in this style

Lukc
03-16-2013, 09:12 AM
Fantastic, especially considering the time it took you!

- Max -
03-17-2013, 11:38 PM
True that, I can't wait to see Malta's map ;)

Aredhel
03-19-2013, 08:06 AM
Very clean and nice map!

Monkey
03-19-2013, 03:57 PM
Very nice tones and nice labeling work!

jbgibson
03-20-2013, 02:17 AM
Delightful map! I just got finished reading aloud to my kids a book set on this, albeit in the 1930s. Arthur Ransome wrote a series of kids' books known by the title of the first one, Swallows and Amazons. This one, The Coot Club (http://www.amazon.com/Coot-Godine-Storyteller-Arthur-Ransome/dp/0879237872/ref=la_B000APQVF8_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1363755534&sr=1-4), has plucky kids sailing several of these rivers and broads (lakes or backwaters), adventures, mishaps, and some fun details of life between the wars.

Another of the series has kids not only sailing, but mapping as they do so, in an area just south of this Norwich map -- not a bad way to slip your kids a little positive cartography propaganda :-).