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ramsesthegreater
09-01-2013, 10:50 AM
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The Continent of Styrdice on the world of Domain, part of the "Prince of The Ziggurat" Series which should be out in another month via eBook

My First Map, have to say that I feel proud of it. I think it came out pretty well.

Used the Atlas Map Style Tutorial which I believe is based off of Ascension's Tutorials, via Youtube.

Anyways, tell me what you think guys.

-Y.M.

thebax2k
09-01-2013, 11:26 AM
Interesting effect with the shading. Is there a reason that you picked to show the map with black and white contrasts (gothic story, vampire story, world overrun by undead, tragic story, etc.)? The main problem that I have with the map is that the shading is so heavy in some areas (especially on the left side of the map) that it makes it difficult to read what the country and geographic feature names are. I'm not saying that you should not shade, but the names of the geographic features should be legible and easy to read. Keep at it, with some further processing and refinement, the map could be very sharp.

arsheesh
09-01-2013, 03:06 PM
Nicely done, and welcome to the Guild ramsesthegreater!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

ramsesthegreater
09-01-2013, 03:30 PM
Interesting effect with the shading. Is there a reason that you picked to show the map with black and white contrasts (gothic story, vampire story, world overrun by undead, tragic story, etc.)? The main problem that I have with the map is that the shading is so heavy in some areas (especially on the left side of the map) that it makes it difficult to read what the country and geographic feature names are. I'm not saying that you should not shade, but the names of the geographic features should be legible and easy to read. Keep at it, with some further processing and refinement, the map could be very sharp.

For the most part, the map is shaded so that I don't have to reveal too much in the first book, other than some signature areas... I felt that making it seem like the sun was on the side of the world involved in the story made that easier, if that makes sense? As for the near-black/white coloring, its a pretty dark book... no vampires, undead in a certain fashion, but plenty of violence and some sex. Yeah, I did feel that it was harder to read this way, and maybe I'll work on that in the days to come. Luckily I have several other versions and in color. Thanks for your input friend. It's good to hear what other people think. Same goes for everyone.

ramsesthegreater
09-01-2013, 03:32 PM
Nicely done, and welcome to the Guild ramsesthegreater!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Appreciate it Arsheesh, always good to have feedback. It's an honor.