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arsheesh
04-04-2013, 10:35 PM
Map

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Created in: Photoshop?

Review
As stunning as this piece is, it is made all the more impressive by the fact that this was only Obliro's second foray into fantasy cartography, and the only one that he has finished. Which means, effectively, that his first map here at the Guild warranted a Cartographers Choice award. We have great expectations for you Obliro.


Hey guys,
The map depicts a fantasy country called Oakfall, a religious-throwback monarchy with a shifty priest race, twin heirs to the throne and vassals with crumbly-loyalty. The setting is mostly low/dark fantasy, the priest race being the only non-human humanoid or sentient race (and they look almost exactly human). Surrounded by countries of more 'contemporary', uniform religion, Oakfall returned to a feral, chthonic form of faith guided by the Priests of Nogur. Under the blessing of their demon-god, the kingdom is abundant in wealth and peace, at least until the second heir is too qualified --too loved-- to be ignored, and wants more than he probably should.


Original threads
Click here to view the Finished Map thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/20471-oakfall.html)
Click here to view the WIP thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/regional-world-mapping/12423-oakfall.html)

vorropohaiah
04-09-2013, 01:50 AM
i love the painted-feel of this, which is a nice change from the normal fare we're used to seeing on the guild. very nice map, and one i missed the firsdt time round, and only came across it with the suggestions in the cartographer's choice thread. very nice.

- Max -
04-09-2013, 02:50 AM
I missed it aswell, this is a very nice map.

Blaidd Drwg
04-09-2013, 05:13 AM
Fantastic map, Obliro. Congrats!

loogie
04-10-2013, 11:56 AM
holy crapola.

i LOVE this map. being a fan of the hand-painted stuff.. this is brilliant!

great work.

AMXPariah
04-14-2013, 09:57 PM
Hot damn. *whistles*

Mahar
04-15-2013, 09:22 AM
Yes, very nice work !

Jaxilon
04-15-2013, 06:18 PM
This is very cool. Although, according to Obliro's dA account "he" is a "she" :)

emillanjr
04-16-2013, 08:34 AM
Beautiful map, great job!

Schwarzkreuz
04-26-2013, 02:07 AM
This is splendid!

usbfc
04-26-2013, 02:27 PM
Impressive style to this map. Well done!

Planemaster
05-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Great ! Congratulations

MichaelSD
05-06-2013, 12:04 PM
Lovely! This the kind of map I would hand out for my players. Usable but still has that "unique", hand crafted feel.

razanon
05-18-2013, 05:39 AM
amazing map...

razanon
05-18-2013, 05:42 AM
i think have a pair of questions

Nathalem
06-13-2013, 06:07 AM
Very nice work :)

mssandhu
06-17-2013, 03:05 PM
Lovely map...fancy doing a tutorial on how to do mountains like these?

Londonsmee
06-26-2013, 09:57 AM
Love the colouring excellent. Nice work

Akaizhar
07-23-2013, 06:15 PM
How in the world did you do those mountains?! Tell me there is an easy way, because holy crap I love them.

thecraftybee
07-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Such an amazing map. Love the colours, the heraldry, just the whole artistry of the piece.

justMANGO
07-31-2013, 05:01 PM
The painterly style of the map is something I absolutely love, the labeling though, not so much. :|

Midgardsormr
07-31-2013, 07:56 PM
You should head over to the WIP thread and express exactly what you don't like about the labels. Criticism is valuable when it leads to better artwork, but it requires a deeper commitment than "I don't like it."

Welcome to the Guild!

And, of course, bloody fantastic work, Obliro.

Prattl
08-07-2013, 06:13 PM
Very silky. Great job.

BrunoOfLegend
08-14-2013, 08:48 AM
Fantastic map. Love the painterly style and the fonts that you used.

Soul_Reaper
08-18-2013, 08:49 PM
Lovely map, it almost looks like a real fantasy painting.

VonShreddy
08-31-2013, 09:52 PM
This map has so much character I don't even know where to begin! Fantastic work!

Domino44
09-22-2013, 01:58 PM
I love this map, and I love your mountains!

DearCyrus
11-02-2013, 04:17 PM
I am brand new to this site, but I just have to say... This is an amazing map!

Norkweylan
11-29-2013, 12:16 PM
I love the color scheme!

phoenixauthor97
01-02-2014, 06:55 PM
This is awesome!! I like the story as well!! Sounds like something I would write!

Fuzzycellos
01-05-2014, 11:04 PM
Wow, I just saw this, and I can honestly say I've never seen a map like this. Great work! I'd love to know more about how it was made! Hand drawn, Photoshop? This is refreshing :D

Brian McBride
02-19-2014, 04:44 PM
Totally amazing! Love it!

paperbackmonk
03-04-2014, 04:15 PM
i could see this hanging on a wall somewhere

ponks
03-11-2014, 08:32 PM
Great map!

oterrien
04-19-2014, 06:58 PM
Wow ! Each time I saw a map you've done, it is splendid. One question, do you think Gimp offers same capacity than Photoshop. I guess no, but is it enough to start drawing my own map ?

dukehenry
04-30-2014, 11:41 PM
Really like the style of how the mountains blend in with the rest of the map!

ayaella
06-13-2014, 01:03 AM
I love the painted feel that it has, which shows the amount of time you put into it.

mapposer
06-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Awesome! Congrats! The colors and shading set a great tone for this place...