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Dain
04-16-2013, 03:48 AM
Hi guys,
Here is an illustration and map done for the next issue of a french magazine.

It had to be B/W (lucky me, I'm so bad with colours) and I tried to keep it as much "readable" as possible.
I know many of you are a lot more experienced than at that stuff so if you have any ideas to improve them, go ahead.

It's still a wip because i'd like to tweak some little things here and there and possibly add your feedback
I'll also add the parchment BG and a frame later on.

Any comment welcome of course, don't hold the leash ;)

- Max -
04-16-2013, 04:59 AM
Looks nice! Which french magazine?

Larb
04-16-2013, 05:12 AM
Wow that is awesome. That's about all the feedback I can think of.

Dain
04-16-2013, 05:28 AM
Wow that is awesome. That's about all the feedback I can think of.
lol. good enough to me ;)


Looks nice! Which french magazine?
Thanks,
It's for Casus Belli, the one and only ;)
the Issue #7 I believe :?

From the 1st issue, they've revamped the old school "Batisses et Artifices" section. The bridge is about the 3rd map i've done for them and they are more to come. Stay tuned ;)

- Max -
04-16-2013, 06:09 AM
That will really fit the batisses et artifices style indeed :)

Beoner
04-16-2013, 10:21 AM
From the 1st issue, they've revamped the old school "Batisses et Artifices" section. The bridge is about the 3rd map i've done for them and they are more to come. Stay tuned ;)

Well, they found the right guy for the job, this is an amazing work Dain ;)

Carbus
04-16-2013, 10:51 AM
Awesome job! It reminded me of the Bridge District in Baldur's Gate :)

mystic badger
04-16-2013, 01:46 PM
Very nice ! The style rminds me of Viollet le Duc's works. Any influence ?

Dain
04-16-2013, 02:13 PM
Very nice ! The style rminds me of Viollet le Duc's works. Any influence ?
I actually do own a copy of the huge book of "Medieval encyclopedia" and Viollet Le Duc has always been an inspiration. I wish I could draw like him though
Well spotted ;)

mystic badger
04-16-2013, 04:33 PM
I actually do own a copy of the huge book of "Medieval encyclopedia" and Viollet Le Duc has always been an inspiration. I wish I could draw like him though
Well spotted ;)

I have it too, and a numeric version of his two multi-volume (31 I think) encyclopaedias (found free on archive.org), hence the spotting ! I advice you also his book on "how to draw" and "how to build a house", found on the same website.

Dain
04-16-2013, 05:33 PM
Thanks for the links, very interesting indeed ;)
So many book to read ...

damonjynx
04-17-2013, 02:04 AM
Very cool. I can't think of anything else to say, except I like it - a lot. I particularly like the internal view. Very, very good.

vorropohaiah
04-17-2013, 02:57 AM
these are very nice indeed, and i particularly like the cross-section. Not too keen on the figures though, but other than that small gripe i do really like this - the subject matter certainly helps, i always loved these bridge-buildings. shame we don't have such streets anymore

TheHoarseWhisperer
04-17-2013, 06:00 AM
I can't think of anything to say except I totally agree with Vorropohaiah. Nice subject, great map.

arsheesh
04-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Fantastic work Dain, nothing really to add to what's already been said.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Galendae
04-22-2013, 10:29 AM
Great work Dain! I think it is your best work yet! Keep it up.

Dain
04-23-2013, 10:22 AM
Thanks for your great comments guys. It's good for the motivation
Here is another update of the district.
I've added turrets, chimneys, fence, statue,, ladder, opened the grid, redone the arcade and probably some more stuff.

I'll go now into the parchment-isation and finish that up.

Bogie
04-23-2013, 01:48 PM
Excellent work! This could be very useful in a game.

foremost
04-25-2013, 08:19 AM
That's awesome. :) I love the boat that's about to go under the bridge.

Are you planning on detailing the houses in the upper-right corner?

Lingon
04-28-2013, 06:26 AM
I want to live there! Beautiful map :)

Dain
04-30-2013, 11:47 AM
Thanks for the comments guys ;)

I believe I'm on the last run and I'll be done with it.
This one map/ illustration was very interesting to do as it told to me that I felt more confident that suspected. I have so many other projects to do with this technique that I really want to move on the next one ^^
You'll be in touche of course.

Hope you'll like the way it turns out now, a mix of illustration and map, just as I like :D
I actually re-did the cast shadows entirely, with the proper projection. Needless to say it took a while to finish it all ... Damn.

- Max -
04-30-2013, 12:03 PM
Fantastic job! :)

Dain
04-30-2013, 06:45 PM
Fantastic job! :)
Thanks mate ;)


Here am I again with the "possibly" last update. After some time I'll post it in the section "Finished maps".
Never underestimate the capacity of cartographers to see messy things ^^

- Max -
04-30-2013, 06:55 PM
Alright try some comments so :
- Twe two fishers men under the bridge are in white. Is it normal?
- The houses on the top right corner are aligned a bit too regular for a medieval town in my opinion :/ Sorry haven't seen that before

Scruffy
05-02-2013, 01:17 PM
I really like this, fantastic medieval feel. Congrats.

Lyandra
05-04-2013, 08:09 AM
This is awesome! :D

seeman
12-05-2013, 10:05 PM
Great stuff and really inspiring for me for which I must thank you! I did register because of this peace of art! :) Keep the good work!

WillyWombat
12-06-2013, 11:22 AM
Saving this into my "maps I like and want to try and emulate" folder.

CloudFang
03-18-2014, 10:28 AM
this is AWESOME!? what are you using to make this? would love to see some pics of your initial sketches if you have them? how to you approach making something like this? i would love to try something like this eventually?