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Revock
04-23-2013, 11:39 PM
Trying something new to me, i have always tried more photo realistic maps in the past. This is meant to look as though it's embossed into parchment or maybe leather with watercolor or chalk coloration. The beginnings of the mountains and forests are in the upper left, Maybe more vivid? I'll give it a name if it lives.
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/slide18235/Antique_zps6113cc07.png

Diamond
04-25-2013, 12:50 AM
I really like this so far; very low-key and subtle on the terrain, nice. I'd just be careful not to let your rivers overwhelm everything else...

WhatTheBlazes
05-03-2013, 12:49 PM
It's a strong start! I like it a lot.

Revock
05-06-2013, 12:17 AM
Some more coloring done. I may have the colors too bright now, I'm not quite getting the effect i hoped for.
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/slide18235/Antique_zps26d5a003.png

WillP
05-06-2013, 12:41 AM
I like it, but i'm wondering if you are trying to overly mesh "Ancient Hand Drawn" maps and "Satellite Photo" maps. Looks good tho.

Also, when you "stroked" the coastlines, you need to be sure and delete any strokes where the continent extends beyond the map (bottom margin)

Revock
05-06-2013, 09:39 PM
I like it, but i'm wondering if you are trying to overly mesh "Ancient Hand Drawn" maps and "Satellite Photo" maps. Looks good tho.

Also, when you "stroked" the coastlines, you need to be sure and delete any strokes where the continent extends beyond the map (bottom margin)
Will do about the bottom margin, I've begun that plus removed the dark "strokes", desaturated colors and subdued the texturing somewhat. When i get everything else to my liking I'll move the actual map layers down and cut the bottom margin to conform to the outer parchment tatters. This is closer to what I'm hoping for, an ancient map that was once (perhaps :) intricate and colorful ) but is now faded, I'm going to try to distress whatever labeling i end up using along with the map. not exactlly what i want but, ehh.
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/slide18235/Antique_zps2254fcff.png

WillP
05-07-2013, 12:38 AM
Bingo. Now throw in some labels that bleed into the parchment, and it will really look old.

Revock
05-15-2013, 12:26 AM
just a bit more, first title, I'm thinking of overlaying some flaked off gold.
http://i995.photobucket.com/albums/af77/slide18235/Altair_zps115ceed9.png

nolgroth
05-15-2013, 01:56 AM
I love the style and coloring on that map. Well done. Eagerly anticipating the finished product.

Battlecat
05-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Love the way this is starting to look, very classy.