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JSP
08-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Hello!

I finally found the motivation/time to start another map, and I have always enjoyed the steampunk flavour (in moderation), so I thought this was perfect timing. This one will be all hand drawn, as I have never gotten into the graphic design software to make the beautiful CG maps I've been seeing around here. Hopefully this will do!

I am using a regular 100% cotton paper (for stationary and certificates and the like) and pencil for the rough outline. I go over that with india ink and finish the whole thing off with an amber shellac to give it an aged parchment feel. For now, it's just a blank canvas with some bordering sketched on. Actual map to come, I promise :)

Any feedback for better or worse is always appreciated. Thanks for looking!


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Cheers!

JSP

Diamond
08-03-2013, 03:32 PM
That's gonna be pretty cool, I think.

JSP
08-06-2013, 02:16 PM
Thanks!

I just retuned from travelling and have reliable internet access again, so updates should be more frequent now. The border is now in ink and the rough shape of the land and city is done in pencil.
Here's another-

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All the best

JSP

JSP
08-07-2013, 10:48 PM
Here's some more progress--
City wall and the watch towers, a square in the lower half with the surrounding buildings, and areas marked of for palaces and the like (floating circles that will be connected eventually with the rest of the houses & shops).

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Getting there!

JSP

Diamond
08-08-2013, 12:31 AM
Looking fantastic!

JSP
08-08-2013, 12:48 PM
Thanks! Here's the latest progress on the map. The entire lower city is divided before adding the individual buildings, making the streets. Also the canal that runs through the city is serving as a dilemma. I am not quite sure how to address this, as a three dimensional approach where you can see the tops of both side walls is in a different perspective than the rest of the map, but a purely bird's eye view would look weird to me, as well as a side view (which would be even worse with the perspective).

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JSP

JSP
08-08-2013, 09:47 PM
Real progress now, the entire lower city done. Also, I forgot to mention one of the earlier changes was the bordering of the shore to give it a less flat look.

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Cheers!

JSP

JSP
08-11-2013, 01:32 PM
Upper city main roadways mapped out

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JSP
08-11-2013, 04:14 PM
Last one before the shellac

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JSP

jbgibson
08-11-2013, 08:32 PM
Looks really nice! The up-and-over bridges are about the right amount of 3-d symbology.

That's all the lettering you're going to do? Seems a bit bare, text-wise. Or can you letter atop the shellac?

JSP
08-11-2013, 10:57 PM
Thanks for the feedback! I totally agree about the lack of lettering, and I happened to add a little in the top corner before sealing it. I have never tried writing over the shellac, but I cannot imagine it working that well. Hopefully this is enough! I was also debating with whether or not to draw anything in the bay on the north side, but tonight was the last opportunity I will have to work on it before the deadline, so I decided against it in the interest of finishing. Hope you all like it! (With luck and a bit of time, I'll be able to get a better shot of the finished map. The slight sheen from the shellac makes it infinitely more difficult to photograph.)

Finished Map
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Thanks for looking, and any comments or criticism welcome

JSP