View Full Version : Central Alemnia by Daelin

04-11-2014, 01:21 AM


Created in: Photoshop

Toward the end of last year Daelin shared this stunning piece with the Guild. The mountains and soft river basins set on an elegant off-white land-form really make this piece stand out. Though it has taken several months, we are now proud to introduce Central Alemnia (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/25432-central-alemnia.html) as our new Cartographers Choice featured map. Well done Daelin!

Hey guys,
So, for this map, my goal was just to make the most crisp, fat-looking mountains possible, and let the other elements, like forests and rivers, be secondary. I tried doing some coloring work, but I kept thinking the bone-color monochrome feel of the land was cooler, so that's how I kept it.

Original thread
Click here to view the Finished Map thread. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/finished-maps/25432-central-alemnia.html)

04-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Congratulation Daelin . This map has a nice Feel to it and the mountains are really awesome.

04-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Congrats. A high honour well deserved.

Although the mountains are obviously the standout feature, nothing about this map looks bad, from the forests to the 3d-like legend. My favourite part (after the mountains) is the compass rose.


04-14-2014, 11:46 PM
Congratulations Daelin, wonderful map!

04-15-2014, 12:21 AM
Great job! I love the colors. This reminds me of the map of Westeros from Game of Thrones.

04-15-2014, 01:29 AM
This map is very cool.

Makes me think of Melnibone for all the right reasons.

04-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Maps like this make me want to sit behind the cartographer every step of the way and just watch. Simply excelled. I read in the original Finished Map thread that you used some of Tom Patterson (cartography God, we're not worthy we're not worthy)'s shaded relief maps, coupled with a bevel/emboss to create that shading effect. You should consider writing a tutorial for this effect, as I for one would love to see the steps in the process. The final effect is brilliant.

Bryan Livingston
04-17-2014, 04:39 PM
I love this style. Love the font as well.

04-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Excellent work Daelin!

05-26-2014, 08:48 AM
I love the color choices, very nice. Congratulations!

07-04-2014, 10:17 PM
This is one of my favorites! Excellent job

07-13-2014, 08:25 AM
Looks very beautifull , what specific artist did you use for the mountains from that website (http://shadedreliefarchive.com/Bill_von_Allmen.html)? For the mountains? to me looks like they mostly used heightmap data, then reworket that but perhaps not ?

07-25-2014, 01:02 PM
That's gorgeous - outstanding work. Amazing detail.

09-18-2014, 05:41 AM
Colors are great!