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Carbus
05-27-2013, 08:03 PM
Hey there guys, so starting a new style of map, moments of the War between 2 kingdoms. They are still unnamed, but my mission here is to develop a strong background for the conflict, heralds, historic figures and the army composition. Much thing can still change, but Im already liking this new style for me!
Any feedbacks are more than welcome! :)
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- Max -
05-27-2013, 08:21 PM
Looks interesting, looking forward to see how it progress :) Though I'm not keen of the realistic photo border.

Diamond
05-27-2013, 08:26 PM
Looks pretty great so far! Got to agree with Max r.e. the border though. What about running it through a posterize filter or something to take away the photo-look?

Carbus
05-27-2013, 08:33 PM
yeah the borders are my weakness...it was actually a test, but the posterize filter didnt work too well :/

- Max -
05-27-2013, 08:39 PM
Did you look for a specific style of border for this map?

arsheesh
05-27-2013, 08:40 PM
I agree with Max and Diamond, and would also point out that the neat-line borders don't quite fit either. Perhaps you could play around with the layer modes so that the white and black areas blend in a bit better. Otherwise this looks very nice.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Carbus
05-27-2013, 08:54 PM
Did you look for a specific style of border for this map?
To tell the truth I was trying what you and SK do with your maps. Your borders are fantastic xD

@arsheesh, the neat-line borders are more to give me a sense of style, Ill work with them later! But thank you for the tips too :)

- Max -
05-27-2013, 09:03 PM
:D Just get rid of this one and let it rest until you find the proper idea/ressource/drawing inspiration to make the right one ;)

Viking
05-27-2013, 11:17 PM
I like the look of this map! I concur with the border thing as well although, the design itself is pretty nice. The dirt on the map is a nice touch. It will definitely makes it feel more like a real map!

Schwarzkreuz
05-28-2013, 02:12 PM
Indeed, the Borders looking crap on your map. You should try to paint your own pattern and create a Border from it.

Carbus
05-28-2013, 08:48 PM
After so much hate xD Changed the border, made the parchment more yellow and added more stuff...
Hope you guys like now the new borders :P
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- Max -
05-28-2013, 08:54 PM
Way better :) Grunge it slightly and that will be perfect!
* Edit * Also check your diagonal lines pattern, a few ones are going a bit outside buildings/blocks

Schwarzkreuz
05-28-2013, 08:56 PM
A hundred times better! Now I could even look at teh map without the disturbing Borders. Great Map! But your Ponds need some in and outflow from rivers. Do you intend to map all the cities on this map in another city maps ;) ?

Carbus
05-28-2013, 08:57 PM
Way better :) Grunge it slightly and that will be perfect!
* Edit * Also check your diagonal lines pattern, a few ones are going a bit outside buildings/blocks
Thank you Max! Much to do still, but gonna check those diagonal lines :D thanks

Carbus
05-28-2013, 08:58 PM
A hundred times better! Now I could even look at teh map without the disturbing Borders. Great Map! But your Ponds need some in and outflow from rivers. Do you intend to map all the cities on this map in another city maps ;) ?

Maybe...I like the far city in the east, maybe Ill give it a shot when I get better at city mapping xD

Schwarzkreuz
05-29-2013, 08:23 AM
I hope the examples I send you help ind esigning the cities. It will be great to see our city maps evolve next to each otehr here. Max had soem very inspiring new maps in the pipeline. Lets go on.

Carbus
05-30-2013, 12:25 PM
Another update!
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thamupp
05-30-2013, 12:28 PM
I love it! Although I think the colored fields are popping out a little too much now. They're stealing the attention.

Oh and what's going on with the islands, is there battles on there? Looks interesting. :)

Carbus
05-30-2013, 12:38 PM
I love it! Although I think the colored fields are popping out a little too much now. They're stealing the attention.

Oh and what's going on with the islands, is there battles on there? Looks interesting. :)

Thank you thamupp! Yeah youre right, in the next update gonna tune down the fields :P

Carbus
05-30-2013, 11:25 PM
Update!
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Diamond
05-30-2013, 11:49 PM
Looking excellent! Man, so many cool mapping things going on right now...

Carbus
06-01-2013, 12:43 PM
Hey guys, anoter udpate, added some more ornaments, the two heralds from the kingdoms and added a Lorem Ipsum text to check the layout.
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- Max -
06-02-2013, 01:16 PM
The map is progressing nicely. You still have some diagonal lines going outside the blocks though :p Also I'm not really convinced by the heraldics. They look nice with the old hand-painted style but I don't think that looks really consistent with the overall map (which is looking more "modern" and clean)....Personnal taste probably

Sapiento
06-02-2013, 01:25 PM
Great idea! Looks wonderful.

Carbus
06-04-2013, 07:34 PM
Another update! This time added a cavalry, made a huge change to the rivers, they feel more natural now, changed the heralds and added the key maps!
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arsheesh
06-04-2013, 08:42 PM
this is coming along very nicely Carbus!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Schwarzkreuz
06-06-2013, 07:29 AM
Great progress on this one, keep it up!

Also lets compete again on the In-A-Tin contest, cant wait to see your designs.