View Full Version : WIP New Avalon - steampunk commission

- Max -
09-24-2013, 11:15 AM
Hi all,

So, after Dragonsmouth, here's New Avalon, the second city map commissioned by Silverhold Studios for their kickstarter setting Eternity : Steel and Steam, planned to be launched early 2014. As usual I'm starting with the buildings blocks layout.


- Max -
09-24-2013, 03:53 PM
Added colors and worked on a few details. For the sake of consistency, backgrounds and frames will be the same on all the city maps of the commission.


09-26-2013, 02:19 PM
Really nice, I like it!

09-27-2013, 05:48 PM
I really like this style. Another wonderful map in the making Max. :)

- Max -
10-02-2013, 01:12 PM
Thanks Leord and Lyandra! Updated with all floating islands filled, bridges and chains that connect islands each other and to the "surface" below, a few extra details and district borders added.


10-02-2013, 03:24 PM
Great as always, i personally don't like the style of the buildings' edges very much, but the frame and the cartouche and the parchment texture are beautiful :) I don't know how much freedom you have, but a thing that occurred to me was that some shadow would help with showing that the islands float. It might look a bit corny, but maybe worth trying?

- Max -
10-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Yes indeed I'll give it a shot to see how it goes. About the buildings, maybe it's because those are mostly blocks rather than individual ones? Or personnal tastes... :D

- Max -
10-07-2013, 08:00 AM
A few changes onthe map : tweaked a few minor stuff after discussion with the client and added skytrain lines. I also tried some deeper shadows on the floating islands but the client prefered the lighter ones.


10-07-2013, 08:34 AM
Looks awesome!

- Max -
10-17-2013, 07:25 AM
The map is now finished and you can take a look at it there (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/25011-new-avlon-city-map-commission.html#post227752). Thanks for the comments!