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Slylok
04-10-2014, 12:20 AM
Well this challenge really intrigued me and I decided I would try my hand at it.

The idea behind it is that the poor souls who have been judged to spend the rest of eternity in torment arrive through a portal (not yet depicted) in the southwest section of the land mass. once they enter they are immediately met with the smell of sulfur and boiling blood, intense heat, and hideous demons as far as the eye can see who are wielding whips and various jagged and unsanitary devices. These demons herd the poor unfortunates toward the center of the land where they will face yet another judgement. Where in Hell do we put you? There are different levels of evil deeds one can commit in their lifetime so there are different levels of torture you will face for the rest of eternity. after what seems like years of being whipped and chopped and slashed and pulled out of line to let a group of demons have their way with you, you arrive at the base of a giant volcano. this volcano doesn't spew molten lava, Oh no, after you are judged you are forced to enter where your soul is ripped to pieces and mixed with all the pieces of souls from every other miscreant that committed evil in their lifetime. after stewing in this filth for years you are reassembled and you flow down the side of the mountain into your place of torture for the rest of eternity where you are plucked out of the rivers by demons with giant meat hooks. The volcano (i've yet to come up with a nice name for it yet) supplies a steady flow of hot blood to the four rivers that empty into the crimson red ocean. The land itself spins slowly counter clockwise keeping the blood ocean from scabbing over.

Now that i've thoroughly scared myself heres what i plan to do next. i plan on finishing the mountains, labeling the areas, and adding some depictions of the demons and what not in the corners as well as some flavor text in the space between the circular border.

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Carbus
04-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Those mountains are awesome! Can`t wait to see more!

arsheesh
04-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Ooh this has a lot of potential! And I agree, beautiful mountains.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Lingon
04-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Awesome mountains indeed!

Slylok
04-14-2014, 10:37 PM
Well if i didnt have carpal tunnel before i do now :P two more mtn ranges then location markers, decoration, labeling, etc...
Not sure if i should expand the canvas to fit in a legend or if i can make it work in one of the corners...i think i can.
more to come soon i hope.

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TheHoarseWhisperer
04-14-2014, 11:04 PM
Those mountains are fantastic. I hope you get this finished in time.

THW

jkat718
04-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Wow, Sly. Those are some beautiful mountains. :D

Lingon
04-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Ooh, I like that crater-looking depression. Very cool. Nice sea color too!

Ilanthar
04-18-2014, 10:36 AM
Very impressive mountains and crater! Interesting concept too.

Slylok
04-19-2014, 12:43 AM
Done with mountains! Now to the fun stuff :)

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thismindofmine
04-19-2014, 10:28 AM
Wow. Just wow. Amazing.

Slylok
04-21-2014, 01:21 AM
Seem to be struggling with ADD or something at the moment. The visions in my head don't want to come out :x. I'm hopeful i can coax them out before the due date :).

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jkat718
04-21-2014, 06:08 AM
Nice, intimidating names, Sly! :P

arsheesh
04-23-2014, 02:28 PM
I really dig this! Very nice job Skylock.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

MarcTassin
04-23-2014, 03:35 PM
+1 to that! Those mountains are incredible!

Slylok
04-28-2014, 01:12 AM
Intended to work on this more. hope to find the time to finish it. when is the last day for this? Any suggestions for famous inhabitants?

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jkat718
04-29-2014, 04:15 PM
Dante Alighieri? I've always liked the interpretation of Rodin's The Thinker where the subject is supposedly Dante at the gates of Hell, contemplating his poem, Inferno.

EDIT:
I finally read the circular band of text around the map, and found a few errors. For those of you who don't want to contort your head to read the text, here is the corrected version:

IN THE REALM OF HELL THERE IS NO REST OR PEACE OR JOY. THERE IS ONLY PAIN AND SUFFERING AND LAMENT FOR ALL OF ETERNITY.
BLOOD FLOWS STEADILY FROM THE CENTER OF HELL, FEEDING THE CRIMSON OCEAN, CONTINUOUSLY CHURNED BY THE ROTATION OF THE LANDMASS.
THE INNUMERABLE HOST OF HIDEOUS DEMONS, WHOSE SOLE PURPOSE IS TO INFLICT CONSTANT AGONY, HEED THE ORDERS OF THEIR OVERLORD.
SHOULD A SOUL EVER BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THE TORTURE THEY RECIEVE, THEY ARE BANISHED TO A NEIGHBORING REALM FOR A NEW KIND OF PAIN.

Slylok
04-29-2014, 07:53 PM
Dante Alighieri? I've always liked the interpretation of Rodin's The Thinker where the subject is supposedly Dante at the gates of Hell, contemplating his poem, Inferno.

EDIT:
I finally read the circular band of text around the map, and found a few errors. For those of you who don't want to contort your head to read the text, here is the corrected version:

IN THE REALM OF HELL THERE IS NO REST OR PEACE OR JOY. THERE IS ONLY PAIN AND SUFFERING AND LAMENT FOR ALL OF ETERNITY.
BLOOD FLOWS STEADILY FROM THE CENTER OF HELL, FEEDING THE CRIMSON OCEAN, CONTINUOUSLY CHURNED BY THE ROTATION OF THE LANDMASS.
THE INNUMERABLE HOST OF HIDEOUS DEMONS, WHOSE SOLE PURPOSE IS TO INFLICT CONSTANT AGONY, HEED THE ORDERS OF THEIR OVERLORD.
SHOULD A SOUL EVER BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THE TORTURE THEY RECIEVE, THEY ARE BANISHED TO A NEIGHBORING REALM FOR A NEW KIND OF PAIN.


Nah i just made all this up. I haven't read it, but im sure ive subliminally heard or veiwed parts of it which probably influenced my thinking along with everything else i've heard or seen about hell. What do you mean by corrected version?

Midgardsormr
04-29-2014, 08:20 PM
You have "who's sole purpose," which should be "whose sole purpose." Who's is a conjunction meaning "who is," which precludes the use of the apostrophe when turning who into a possessive. Receive is misspelled as recieve (a misspelling that jkat ironically repeated). I didn't see any other errors, unless they refer to the lack of punctuation, which I took to be a stylistic choice.

I love the demonic parody of the Universal Man.

jkat718
04-30-2014, 10:15 AM
Receive is misspelled as recieve (a misspelling that jkat ironically repeated)

...

Oops.

Slylok
04-30-2014, 01:37 PM
You have "who's sole purpose," which should be "whose sole purpose." Who's is a conjunction meaning "who is," which precludes the use of the apostrophe when turning who into a possessive. Receive is misspelled as recieve (a misspelling that jkat ironically repeated). I didn't see any other errors, unless they refer to the lack of punctuation, which I took to be a stylistic choice.

I love the demonic parody of the Universal Man.

Ah ok. I can't believe I missed that actually, lol. Glad you like the universal/vitruvian demon. :)

Midgardsormr
05-01-2014, 07:13 PM
It's difficult to proof your own work, unless you're doing it months after you initially wrote something. It's too easy to see what you expected to see instead of what's actually there.