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Sapiento
08-18-2013, 07:14 AM
I will redraw my entry for the October 2009 challenge. The theme was 'Trade' and I did a map of an Asian styled empire.

The old map and a first outline for the new version.

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Bogie
08-18-2013, 10:41 AM
The old map looks pretty darn good, be interesting to see what you improve.

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Sapiento
08-18-2013, 11:51 AM
The old map looks pretty darn good, be interesting to see what you improve.

Don't forget the ### thingy ###

Thanks you, Bogie! I hope I can improve it considerably.

Sapiento
08-19-2013, 04:05 AM
Colour and some details added.

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Larb
08-19-2013, 04:23 AM
Looking pretty great already. You can definitely see the improvement/refinement of your style.

Are you using the same canvas size as the original?

Sapiento
08-19-2013, 05:00 AM
Looking pretty great already. You can definitely see the improvement/refinement of your style.

Are you using the same canvas size as the original?

Yes, but I had to shrink the file to fit the upload limit.

Bogie
08-19-2013, 08:37 AM
The mountains are really great!

arsheesh
08-19-2013, 05:46 PM
I agree with Larb. I still remember your first stab at a painterly style. Your color blending and contour work has definitely very much improved. This looks to be a very lovely piece. Looking forward to seeing more.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Sapiento
08-20-2013, 02:23 PM
Thank you, guys.

Next step: new icons for the trade goods.

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Sapiento
08-22-2013, 04:01 AM
Next update. Labels added and legend completed. I kept the border deliberately simple, but I'm not sure if it is too simple now.

I'm thinking of adding a junk or two as deco.

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Sapiento
08-22-2013, 10:28 AM
Two ships added.

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Bogie
08-22-2013, 10:29 AM
I like the simple border, it gives a finished look and matches the other borders without distracting from the map.

Looking great!

Sapiento
08-23-2013, 09:44 AM
Compass and scale bar added, and trade routes.

I think the map is more or less finished.

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Larb
08-23-2013, 11:57 AM
I'm going to buy 100 each of aurium and xingblossom in Anming and sell it Suhan, buy 100 of the stuff there. The goods icons remind of the game Patrician. =P

Did you draw your town icons at a larger scale elsewhere and shrink them down for this map? I am considering using icons like those for a map and was wondering what the best approach was as they turned out nicely.

justMANGO
08-23-2013, 02:17 PM
Did you draw your town icons at a larger scale elsewhere and shrink them down for this map? I am considering using icons like those for a map and was wondering what the best approach was as they turned out nicely.

I'm no Sapiento but I can tell you from recent experience that you're better off drawing the icons separately and on a larger scale and shrink it down to fit your map size. You get to capture a lot more detail that way.

Sapiento
08-24-2013, 03:44 AM
I'm no Sapiento but I can tell you from recent experience that you're better off drawing the icons separately and on a larger scale and shrink it down to fit your map size. You get to capture a lot more detail that way.

Exactly. That's the way I do it.

Diamond
08-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Damn fine work, man. Can't rep you yet; I'll have to scurry around and rep other folks some so I can get to you when voting time comes around.

By the way, my vote can be bought with gangoleaf. :D

Sapiento
08-24-2013, 08:59 AM
Damn fine work, man. Can't rep you yet; I'll have to scurry around and rep other folks some so I can get to you when voting time comes around.

By the way, my vote can be bought with gangoleaf. :D

Thank you, D!
I will contact a trade mission and ask them to bring some gangoleaf! :D

Bogie
08-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Hold on Right there!! As a member of the Imperial Trade Federation Council, I must be consulted on any and all gangoleaf bribery transactions. All such nefarious business will only be certified after I receive my 40% consultation fee.

Sapiento
08-25-2013, 03:07 AM
Hold on Right there!! As a member of the Imperial Trade Federation Council, I must be consulted on any and all gangoleaf bribery transactions. All such nefarious business will only be certified after I receive my 40% consultation fee.

Life could be much easier without authorities! ;)

arsheesh
09-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Fantastic!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh