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StarRaven
04-10-2014, 01:47 AM
Trying something a little different with these lines. Maybe they ended up a little too blobby. I'm not going to keep those lines in the water, on second thought. I'm just enjoying the fact that they didn't go all straight and pixelly. :roll:
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And working on my new brush set. Style mooched straight from Monster Hunter. (http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101010072811/monsterhunter/images/2/21/MonHun-WorldMap.png)* I liked some of the detailed map pieces and wanted to try out that interesting, highly-stylized Monster Hunter style. :D Definitely gotta put some monsters on the map. Maybe some emblems or heraldry in a similar style. Do you think trees like this will work or should I try something else?
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*That's the best picture I could find. I have the artbook, and that map doesn't have labels on it. :(

Tracker
04-10-2014, 03:22 AM
Hello:
I like the trees.

Tracker

StarRaven
04-13-2014, 01:49 AM
After messing with them for approximately a million years, I like the mountains and the trees, but I don't like them together. I really want to use the trees so after another million years thinking about how to make the mountains, I thiiiiink I've decided on a style. Now to figure out towns. I just made circly doodads for them but I like little buildings so maybe I'll make some...?
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It's always tough to adjust your workflow to a new program but I really love drawing in Manga Studio. It's so smooth. <3

I did not go overboard making trees.

Diamond
04-13-2014, 02:52 AM
Those are some gorgeous trees!

Freodin
04-13-2014, 05:16 AM
Those are some gorgeous mountains, too!
Though I really liked your initial version... but you are right: these trees and those mountains do not really work together.

Ilanthar
04-13-2014, 12:11 PM
Wow!! Your trees are amazing! And the mountains looks good too. It indeed matches better to the trees now.

Slylok
04-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Love your style SR. On your map the lines dont look too blobby when viewing at full scall, but it does a little when zoomed out to me. If you dont mind sharing, what technique are you using to make them?

StarRaven
04-13-2014, 05:42 PM
Love your style SR. On your map the lines dont look too blobby when viewing at full scall, but it does a little when zoomed out to me. If you dont mind sharing, what technique are you using to make them?

I made a really huge, kind of rough brush and just blobbed the lines down. I used a tablet with pen pressure and just kind of flailed at it.

ART!

Francissimo
04-15-2014, 08:40 AM
The brush you've prepared are really amazing, can't wait to see the result!

Schwarzkreuz
04-15-2014, 04:26 PM
After I disliked my own trees for weeks now, I feel the right mood to start drawing new ones. Thanks for beeing a huge inspiration here.

StarRaven
04-16-2014, 11:45 AM
I'm out of town, so there won't be progress on this for a couple days. I'll update when I get back.

Thanks for all the compliments! Like with the rest of my maps, when I'm done with the map, I'll make all the assets into Photoshop brushes and transparent PNGs and put them in the Resources section. Any other formats people might use?

StarRaven
05-06-2014, 11:54 PM
I'm going to Livestream some stuff on my ustream channel (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bluecorvid/) if anyone's interested in that sort of thing.

EDIT: Well that was short-lived; maybe next time.