PDA

View Full Version : Introduction and past stuff



Naeddyr
06-24-2008, 10:20 AM
Hi, I'm a 22-year old sensitive man, looking for 19-24^W^W^W^W^W^W^W^W^W

Hi, I'm a 22-year old man who makes computer-jokes that were old before he was born. On the Internet, I hang around conworlding and conlanging circles, and in real-life I'm majoring in linguistics.

Here are some maps I've made. Most of these are not wholly original work, and I'm not claiming they are, which is why I'm putting them in this thread.


Steampunk/Alternative history maps based on Earth:

http://naeddyr.googlepages.com/europemap2.jpg/europemap2-full.jpg
http://naeddyr.googlepages.com/northernamerica.jpg
http://naeddyr.googlepages.com/mapoftheworld.jpg/mapoftheworld-full.jpg

Planets from the same setting, based roughly on real-life topography:

http://naeddyr.googlepages.com/venuswinkelii.jpg
http://naeddyr.googlepages.com/somarssmall.jpg

Fan art maps, originally traced from a manga I follow closely (Mahou Sensei Negima!).

http://naeddyr.deviantart.com/art/Mundus-Magicus-72408434
http://naeddyr.deviantart.com/art/Mundus-Magicus-in-Robinson-81180448

jfrazierjr
06-24-2008, 12:13 PM
Welcome to the Guild Naeddyr! What software do you use? Feel free to post up more work as soon as you can, and don't be shy about posting your works in progress either. Also, if you want any tips, make sure to check out the tutorial section, and try some of the tutorials out. And if you have any tips you have found, be sure to pass them along.

Joe

Naeddyr
06-24-2008, 12:27 PM
Joe

Thanks! I already have a WIP thread up in Regional, though. :D

I mostly use Inkscape, GIMP and projection-software, like G.Projector or Flex-projector, and sometimes I wander around in the dark underworld of GIS software... *looks around nervously*

I've actually made, in the past, a tutorial for the style of maps I make, but that one's obsolete and I'll have to redo it with the Clip-Outline method instead of the inelegant Inset-Outline method.

Krypter
06-24-2008, 01:09 PM
Wow, those are beautiful antique-style maps. I'd love to see the tutorial as I've never even heard of Inkscape or G-projector...

ravells
06-24-2008, 03:05 PM
Very lovely maps indeed. I really like the graphic style. Welcome to the Guild!

Naeddyr
06-24-2008, 03:33 PM
Thanks for the welcome. After I finish with my current map, I'll make a tutorial, or two, like how to do a rotating globe

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c339/naeddyr/magicworldglobe.gif

or just general map

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c339/naeddyr/eathrotabig.gif

With G-projector or Flex-projector. :)

ravells, I am very happy to hear that you like my style. It's the only one I have. :]

jfrazierjr
06-24-2008, 03:58 PM
?backwards spinning earth the is or, ...me just it is

Joe

Naeddyr
06-24-2008, 04:00 PM
?backwards spinning earth the is or, ...me just it is

Joe

It's just travelling backwards in time.

Ascension
06-24-2008, 05:53 PM
Gotta spin it backwards so that Superman can resurrect Lois Lane. Love the antique style but maybe fade out the color borders a bit. Like it all in all though and want to look at those tuts.

NeonKnight
06-25-2008, 02:44 AM
I love the Cyberpunk Maps. Very evocative. It Warms this Canadian's heart to see how large Canada is, but saddens me to see how Large Alaska is :(

Naeddyr
06-25-2008, 03:36 AM
I love the Cyberpunk Maps. Very evocative. It Warms this Canadian's heart to see how large Canada is, but saddens me to see how Large Alaska is :(

I'm not sure if you know this, but Steampunk is the other kind of punk, with Victorians in top-hats and steam-robots :D

In the Steamopera-verse, the *American Revolution is butterflied away by the Point-of-Divergence around fifty years before it even began, resulting in *British Virginia and *Republican Canada (influenced by the Republican French bloc, thus French/English). Louisiana is *Emigre (Monarchist) French, Mexico is what it is, and California is a republic. In the later world-map, I reduced the size of Russian Alaska - now the border runs at some parallel... The whole map projection is shifted 40 degrees westward, so I just cut it there. :P

NeonKnight
06-25-2008, 04:13 AM
I'm not sure if you know this, but Steampunk is the other kind of punk, with Victorians in top-hats and steam-robots :D

In the Steamopera-verse, the *American Revolution is butterflied away by the Point-of-Divergence around fifty years before it even began, resulting in *British Virginia and *Republican Canada (influenced by the Republican French bloc, thus French/English). Louisiana is *Emigre (Monarchist) French, Mexico is what it is, and California is a republic. In the later world-map, I reduced the size of Russian Alaska - now the border runs at some parallel... The whole map projection is shifted 40 degrees westward, so I just cut it there. :P

Crap, Yeah.

Cyber Punk: Future Stuff Like Johnny Mneumonic/ Shadowrun, etc.

Steam Punk: Wild Wild West, or Captain Nemo (A lot Jules Verne works) and that sort of stuff. Sorry for saying Cyber when I meant Steam ;)

Theres a cool picture of a 'Steam Punk' inspired computer over at Wikipedia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Steamtop.jpg

Naeddyr
06-25-2008, 04:18 AM
I thought it was just a mistake, because the style is so different from what I imagine a cyberpunk map would be -- I'm thinking, green lines on black.. with scanlines! For that "80's Future" flavour, when they didn't even have colour monitors. :D

jfrazierjr
06-25-2008, 08:57 AM
Gotta spin it backwards so that Superman can resurrect Lois Lane. Love the antique style but maybe fade out the color borders a bit. Like it all in all though and want to look at those tuts.


It's just travelling backwards in time.


heh.. yea... I was about to leave work for the day when I saw this and just could not think of anything more imaginative in less than 5 minutes....

Joe