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thepinksalmon
01-08-2014, 09:20 PM
This is another map from the setting I started to map out here. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/25244-star-sector-53-a.html) The planets were done in Photoshop and put together with everything else in Illustrator.

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foremost
01-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Very interesting!

After reading through all of your labels,
I noted you called most of the large objects
"worlds" but one you called a "planet". Is
there a difference here?

I couldn't decide whether I liked your planet
dark-sides; I see how it would appear that
way due to their position in regards to the
sun, but I don't think I would have factored
that into a map. If this map was being used
for a Real-Life purpose, I'd want the holder
to see as much as possible. One of the things
I think a lot of solar-system type maps lack
is showing the far side of the planet. But
that's just me; I know it's your map.

I love the blue you used to make the rings
and labels; neat! While we don't get to see a
whole planet here, what we do see looks great.
Keep up the wonderful work.

Ilanthar
01-09-2014, 09:04 AM
Well, as your star sector, it's a pleasant map with an "easy-to-read" design.
Your planets are well done and as a consequence, the star ought to be a little bit improved (imo).

thepinksalmon
01-09-2014, 03:39 PM
foremost:

The planet/world distinction was just an oversight. As for the dark side of the planets, when I was making this I was imagining an interactive, far-future type map. So, while I made a static image, I was imagining that the "real" map has the planets rotating and exposing different bits of land as they go. Maybe I'll do a planet specific map later that shows the whole world unobstructed.

Ilanthar:

Thanks for the compliments. I had considered jazzing up the star but wasn't sure if that would conflict with the style of the smaller planets. Perhaps I'll try it out, see how it looks.