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Sapiento
07-19-2013, 04:51 AM
Inspired by Max's recent town maps and some old fortress maps I decided to start a new map project - the garrison town of Pillenburg. Here's a first look for the shape of the garrison, created in Illustrator.

- Max -
07-19-2013, 05:13 AM
Yay! Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one :)

Sapiento
07-19-2013, 09:31 AM
Yay! Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one :)

Well, here's some progress :)

C&C are welcome.

- Max -
07-19-2013, 10:00 AM
The brown area is water? I'm a bit confused for now (and confused with the lines on fort floor aswell)

Sapiento
07-19-2013, 10:15 AM
The brown area is water? I'm a bit confused for now (and confused with the lines on fort floor aswell)

Brown is water, yes. The dark brownish-red lines on the fortifications are the walls.

- Max -
07-19-2013, 10:23 AM
I understood the walls, I meant the brown thin lines between the walls.

Sapiento
07-19-2013, 11:56 AM
I understood the walls, I meant the brown thin lines between the walls.

These are the main streets into the settlement and the fortress.

- Max -
07-19-2013, 12:18 PM
56230

I'm talking about this^ Not sure what it is but the digital expand selection may make it looks odd (expecially where thin lines join on some areas)

waldronate
07-19-2013, 12:26 PM
Geneva. Geneve. (with) View of Geneva. Engraved by B.R. Davies, 16 George Str., Euston Squ. London, published May 1841, by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 59 Lincolns Inn Fields. (London: Chapman & Hall, 1844) - David Rumsey Histor (http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~21016~530108:Geneva--Geneve---with--View-of-Gene)

- Max -
07-19-2013, 12:43 PM
Was it supposed to answer my question or just linked as a reference?

waldronate
07-19-2013, 12:58 PM
Both. It's one style of indicating water (you need to zoom in a bit on the link to see it). I think that the resolution of Sapiento's map might be causing it to show more strongly than in the linked map; he also stopped the lines after a little bit. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge maps are pretty much in that style.

The moat areas might be a little small for that water treatment.

Sapiento
07-19-2013, 01:00 PM
56230

I'm talking about this^ Not sure what it is but the digital expand selection may make it looks odd (expecially where thin lines join on some areas)

Oh, there's water between the fortifications.

- Max -
07-19-2013, 01:07 PM
Oh that makes sense so (though the brown color doesn't help to get it at the first)

Sapiento
07-20-2013, 01:22 PM
I have created two new versions which shows the water in a different way. Which one works better?

Neyjour
07-20-2013, 02:02 PM
I like the 2nd one best. :)

The previous all-brown version was extremely confusing for me, in regards to what was water and what wasn't. But funnily enough, this new brown version (with just a faint green/blue edging) actually looks more like water to me than the blue one does. Strange... :P I also just like the look of it better as well. Love all the browns with just a hint of colour. Very pretty. :)

- Max -
07-20-2013, 08:32 PM
The second one is nice, though I'd change the green color on coastline, which is a bit confusing with the blue of waterline.

Sapiento
07-22-2013, 02:53 AM
Some small edits on the map and a first idea for the border.

Sapiento
07-23-2013, 02:22 AM
Legend added.

Sapiento
07-26-2013, 12:37 PM
Compass and scale bar added. I think the map is finished now.

- Max -
07-26-2013, 01:20 PM
I have the feeling it lacks some....old touch on it....Also is there anything planned in the eloty space of the key cartouche?

Sapiento
07-26-2013, 04:26 PM
I have the feeling it lacks some....old touch on it....Also is there anything planned in the eloty space of the key cartouche?

I have considered to shift some of the labels to make the space more even.

I wanted to avoid too elaborate decorations for this map, I think this clashes somewhat with the military theme.