View Full Version : October 2013 Entry - The Lotus Coast

10-09-2013, 07:06 PM
I'm really going to regret this...

The Lotus Coast. A sweltering strip of land pinched between the wine-dark waters of the Merultic Sea and the forbidding heights of the Damosene Mountains. Sometimes known as the Southern Frontier, the Lotus Coast is home to the Seven Cities, former colonies of the Merul Empire which broke away more than a century ago during one of the Empire's periodic civil wars. They are mercantile cities, raking in the wealth from trade with the barbaric tribes of the south. Jade, ivory, rare spices and woods in exchange for weapons has always seemed like a fair trade to the merchants... less so to the city fathers, who now have to contend with raids by savages armed with modern weapons as well as the worrying rise of ambassadors and military expeditions from the Empire...

My two maps are going to be:

A) A digital version, in the style of my Grand Circuit map (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/24613-lands-grand-circuit.html), and

B) A hand-drawn pencil and ink version.

Since I KNOW the hand-drawn one is going to take forever, I'm going to knock out the digital one as quickly as I can before moving on to the other one.

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10-09-2013, 08:02 PM
I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

10-09-2013, 08:46 PM
Off to a beautiful start Diamond!


10-09-2013, 09:19 PM
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10-09-2013, 09:50 PM
Great job!

- Max -
10-10-2013, 03:20 AM
Off to a beautiful start Diamond!


^ This. I can't wait to see the hand-drawn version!

10-10-2013, 12:19 PM
Indeed, this is realy interesting to see. And I am too cant wait for a Analog Diamond!

10-10-2013, 01:10 PM
Nice map and good setting!

I am also curious to see the other version.

10-10-2013, 01:47 PM
Also looking forward to the handrawn map. Very curious to see how this will turn out!
Will the handdrawn map also have caterpillar thingies?

10-10-2013, 02:31 PM
Will the handdrawn map also have caterpillar thingies?

You know, I was actually thinking about that. I was considering doing them in the same way that Lukc did that awesome B&W coastal map a couple years ago, if you remember that.

10-12-2013, 10:53 PM
Okay, I think the computer version is done, leaving me with more than two weeks to do the hand-drawn version.

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10-13-2013, 12:13 PM
Very much looking forward to the hand-drawn one!

By the way, would you mind if I ask what font you are using? I love it!

10-13-2013, 02:05 PM
It's called Handwriting-Draft, found on dafont.com

10-16-2013, 02:04 PM
Good to see you're also still into these challenges Diamond :) and still making gems I see... good luck with the second one handdrawing it, really curious how it will turn out , cheers, DJ

10-25-2013, 03:07 AM
Hey Diamond, how's it going with this one? Think you'll finish the handdrawn version?

10-27-2013, 10:41 PM
I think I'll finish it. Probably this Wednesday, since I can work at home and can goof off a little. Wait, did I say that out loud? :D

My scanner is busted though, so I'll either have to try and scan it in at work on the sly, or take a picture of it with my phone and post that.

10-31-2013, 08:35 PM
Wellllllll... yeah. I bit off more than I could chew here.

11-01-2013, 04:51 AM
Wellllllll... yeah. I bit off more than I could chew here.

Too bad. Do you plan to finish it?

11-01-2013, 11:20 PM
I've come pretty far with it, so yeah, why not?