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Diamond
04-16-2013, 07:30 PM
So, as promised, I decided to finally restart that map of Arnonas I did a while back: http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/21528-western-arnonas.html

As you can see, I substantially increased the area of the map; I figure, I've got this fancy new PC and a brand spankin-new edition of photoshop, I might as well test the limits of what they can do. Don't expect super-fast progress on this; not only is it a fairly huge map (7000x5000) with a lot of space to fill, I'm busy working on other stuff at the same time. On the other hand, this is a shiny that's caught my attention for the moment though, so true to form I'll probably obsessively focus on this for a week or three and then forget about it for half a year. :D

Changes to this map will be:

-Hand-drawn mountains and hills
-Many many more cities and towns and roads
-A better scale ;)
-A cleaner border along with some title ornamentation
-Coats-of-arms for as many of the nations, cities, and noble houses as I can think of
-Possible in-line notes as to political situations, alliances, etc.

Eilathen
04-17-2013, 04:13 AM
Very much looking forward to this :) *grabs a chair and makes himself comfortable in the thread* ;)

vorropohaiah
04-17-2013, 06:08 AM
looks interesting. very nice

Sapiento
04-17-2013, 12:22 PM
Well, I'm looking forward to this map.

Diamond
04-21-2013, 03:57 PM
Here's an update. I got lazy and decided to use some of Vandy's excellent brushes instead of drawing mountains. I'm not entirely happy with the way the nation names look; I think I either need to change the font type from Optimus Princeps to something else, or maybe italicize the names (? suggestions?)

Eilathen
04-21-2013, 04:14 PM
Well, i do hope that you'll find the motivation to do some mountains of your own. Because i really want to see this map with some awesome D-Mountains ;)
Hmm...i think italicizing might work. Why don't you give it a try?

Allerion
04-21-2013, 05:18 PM
Great looking map so far. I think the font is good, especially all caps nation names. Duchies, counties etc. make me think of Renaissance city-state Italy and the font fits very well with that.

Eilathen
06-28-2013, 06:24 AM
And another "Hey D, how is the work on this one coming along..." ;)

- Max -
06-28-2013, 06:37 AM
And I also support Eilathen on this! Hey D, we need more of your maps here :)

vorropohaiah
06-28-2013, 09:34 AM
havent changed maps yet? ;)

Diamond
06-28-2013, 03:56 PM
This one is kind of at a standstill. I do want to continue work on it, but it may be a while until I can. I need to work out some logistical/layout stuff on it - where I'm going to position labels, coats-of-arms, etc.

arsheesh
06-28-2013, 05:40 PM
This is looking great so far Diamond. Very clean.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh