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Miranda Hartrampf
07-14-2013, 09:28 PM
So I am wrapping up my Ashen map, and because my mind works like a web browser with a million tabs open. I had to start another project, which i got carried away with and now am posting!

I love what i have done and i can't take the credit really, its all the amazing tutorials out there on this site. Each one is like gold!

I'm always hoping for feedback, or comments. Mostly about my texture usage?

Sorry I'm posting this with so much done.. yet so little if you think about it really.

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Here, I'll also post my drawing that inspired this all!

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*its a phone picture :(

- Max -
07-15-2013, 03:12 PM
Looks interesting though the border color looks a bit odd.

arsheesh
07-15-2013, 04:59 PM
I sort of had the same initial reaction as Max, the order color does seem an odd choice. Otherwise looking great so far.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Diamond
07-15-2013, 05:49 PM
The map itself looks great so far; nice textures and colors. Have some rep!

But yeah, got to agree with the fellas - what about using a rich gold color instead of that pinkish color in the border?

Lyandra
07-16-2013, 10:10 AM
Got to agree with the others about the border, otherwise it looks like a great start and the use of textures is excellent. :)

Chashio
07-16-2013, 11:23 AM
I concur. And I am so happy that I'm not the only person who thinks like that. :)

Miranda Hartrampf
07-16-2013, 05:24 PM
Well i love color, and the color pallet i have for this map includes the border color which is also the color of the 'logo' around the name of the map. HOWEVER, for now - due to popular demand - i have changed the color of the border ;) as well as added rivers and a few lakes.


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I'm experimenting with mountains next, i have never drawn my own mountains and i think that for now i'll use brushes i find. But i am testing out the clone tool in photoshop for the first time. My first attempt was irritating - but i'll keep trying and practicing!

EDIT: Here is another image just to show where the mountain ranges are going to be so that way the river flow makes a little more sense to everyone.


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EDIT AGAIN: Here is a test of the brushes and a small mountain range on my map. Note that I'm not testing colors yet just my ability to clone mountains on my map. Opinions help :)

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Diamond
07-16-2013, 09:13 PM
I think ultimately you have to follow your own bliss when you're making a map (like much else in life :D ). If YOU like the way your map is turning out, that is what's most important.

Lingon
07-18-2013, 03:00 AM
Indeed. Bring back the pink :lol: I think it fits the orange/turquoise color scheme perfectly.

Miranda Hartrampf
07-18-2013, 05:02 AM
Indeed. Bring back the pink :lol: I think it fits the orange/turquoise color scheme perfectly.

Haha thank you Lingon! I think i just might! But first i need to get my mountains and forests all taken care of. Then i'll revisit my border! Oh and congratulations on your win!

Eilathen
07-18-2013, 06:12 AM
Another interesting landshape. I look forward to the development of this map.
Btw, the pic in the middle of your last map-post looks also very good imo. Maybe you should consider going with that kind of mountainstyle?

Miranda Hartrampf
07-18-2013, 09:16 PM
@ Eilathen - i liked them to but i really wanted to try a different style with this map!

And here is another update with mountains and a forest.

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- Max -
07-18-2013, 09:41 PM
Ramah's mountains brushes are very dark and not that easy to use well. I'd suggest to try using them with some lighter color/or with a lower opacity set to multiply blending mode, then put some layers underneath them to "re-build" the shadows and the lights by painting them. Also you may want to take care of the way they blend with the background.

Viking
07-18-2013, 09:53 PM
Wow Miranda, you're improving quickly! :) I like the mountains you had earlier but your current exploration certainly has more visual impact and meshes with the style of the rivers better.

Miranda Hartrampf
07-19-2013, 01:25 AM
Okay so per max's suggestion in re doing my mountains... only problem is now i'm contemplating just drawing out my own.

- Max -
07-19-2013, 04:37 AM
Well, why not give it a try? ;)

Miranda Hartrampf
07-19-2013, 05:14 AM
Well, why not give it a try? ;)


I should, i just never have and really don't know where to start... i'll have to scour over the tutorials here for something.

Lingon
07-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Mountains are really fun to draw, and it makes a map very personal I think. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Miranda Hartrampf
07-20-2013, 03:35 AM
Wow Miranda, you're improving quickly! :) I like the mountains you had earlier but your current exploration certainly has more visual impact and meshes with the style of the rivers better.

Why thank you so much Viking!