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- Max -
04-13-2013, 03:44 PM
Hi all,

Here's my last work, a commisionned piece made for Eric Chauvay, a french novelist. The map ( color and greyscale versions) depicts a small regional area, the Land of Ghnom. Size is 1748x2480px.

Comments are welcome, hope you'll like it!

Feel free to rate, rep or run away :)

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nyogtha
04-13-2013, 05:53 PM
Hi all,

Here's my last work, a commisionned piece made for Eric Chauvay, a french novelist. The map ( color and greyscale versions) depicts a small regional area, the Land of Ghnom. Size is 1748x2480px.

Comments are welcome, hope you'll like it!

Feel free to rate, rep or run away :)

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English answer : i love your work, fine, well colored. Nice work Max !

French : Que dire sinon que c'est un travail très joliment réalisé, précis et dont les couleurs sont fort bien choisies... J'adore tes cartes Max et je suis toujours impressionné par leur précision et la masse de travail que cela doit te demander.

- Max -
04-13-2013, 08:06 PM
Thanks much Nyogtha :)
French : La quantité de travail est toujours différente d'une carte à l'autre. Sur celle-ci, l'avantage est sa petite taille et relativement peu de détails ;)

aquarits
04-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Man the gray scale is simple amazing, looks like you got it from a book page :) Congratulations for one more nice work.

fell rep'ed by me, cant do it right now

- Max -
04-14-2013, 06:52 PM
Man the gray scale is simple amazing, looks like you got it from a book page :)

Since it may be used by the novelist for a book, that sounds pretty good ;) Thanks Aquarits, comment appreciated!

arsheesh
04-14-2013, 10:39 PM
Fantastic work as usual Max, I'd say the novelist got his money's worth and then some.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

jbgibson
04-15-2013, 02:15 AM
Ghnom, nom, nom!

Which translated from anglo-lolcat means roughly: Tasty! I.e. delightful stuff.

I find one teensy fault... With your descriptions. Normally I have no problem with even rough English (and yours isn't rough; it's quite good). After all, the map's the main thing. And this is a subtle distinction, but every time you present something as your "last map" my heart momentarily stops, and I start to think "NOOO! He can't stop mapping!" It's just for a second, and the adrenaline jolt might be good for me, but it's scary. ;-)

While I do go all persnickety-editor on coworkers, here I'll just explain that while 'last' does mean exactly what you mean for it to ( and I'll almost guarantee 99.995% of your Guild readers understand perfectly), it could also carry the connotation that this will be your last map, ever. Which we of the Guild would be heartbroken to hear! :-). "Latest" would both mean what you meant AND imply that it is the most recent in a long series, which would please us greatly!

So to leave off with the tongue-in-cheek terminology diversion, I agree the grayscale version will look great in a book. Whether it will all be legible will depend on the quality of the printing - a few of the labels are low contrast with their backgrounds. I'm thinking the forest names, perhaps a few of the town names on light textures - the runes beneath Wergon?

I love how you've done both the mountains and the forests - both jump off the page nicely.

jbgibson
04-15-2013, 02:18 AM
Drat - can't rep you again, yet.

Ramah
04-15-2013, 06:43 AM
Nice looking map, Max. Nice mountain style. ;)

For me the forests are a bit of a problem though. I thought at first that you had used TreeThing but on looking closely I can see that there are lots of "misplaced" trees where you have placed a brush so it overlaps another but is higher up which just looks wrong. If you're doing an isometric style forest using brushes then you kind of have to start at the top and work your way down or it really betrays the maps digital origins.

- Max -
04-15-2013, 10:42 AM
Thanks much guys! Yes I wanted to try some new mountains ( wait...it seems that I'm saying that on each new map :D) and I'm pretty satisfied on how it went. I guess I'll use them again on larger maps with biggest ranges.
@jb: :D :D ah yea in french we have only one word for the two meanings "last" and "latest" Thanks for pointing it out, I'll keep it in mind for the newt threads, I don't want to make you guys think I'm done with maps ;)
@Ramah: **** you're totally right on the forests, Ididn't upload the right version! On that first one, for some reason I found out that my forests patterns have a bit of transparency on some parts and so that came to overlap. I changed my patterns on the latests version and fixed it (which was mostly an issue on the biggest forests) I'll update with the right version tonight. * Edit* : done.

maurped
04-15-2013, 10:56 AM
very good job

- Max -
04-15-2013, 01:30 PM
Thanks Maurped, glad you like it :)

EpicSpire
04-17-2013, 10:44 AM
very good work

- Max -
04-18-2013, 12:55 PM
Thank you :)

Aredhel
04-28-2013, 08:19 PM
Another nice work Max. The mountains are beautiful!

- Max -
04-29-2013, 08:16 PM
thanks Aredhel :) Yes I'm pretty satisfied of them and will probably use them on larger maps soon.