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arsheesh
04-11-2014, 02:21 AM
Map

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Created in: Photoshop

Review
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)

lostatsea
04-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Congratulation Daelin . This map has a nice Feel to it and the mountains are really awesome.

TheHoarseWhisperer
04-11-2014, 11:12 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.

THW.

Bogie
04-15-2014, 12:46 AM
Congratulations Daelin, wonderful map!

lonewriter
04-15-2014, 01:21 AM
Great job! I love the colors. This reminds me of the map of Westeros from Game of Thrones.

Dearmad
04-15-2014, 02:29 AM
This map is very cool.

Makes me think of Melnibone for all the right reasons.

GreatWhiteNorth
04-17-2014, 04:40 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, 05:39 PM
I love this style. Love the font as well.

Viking
04-24-2014, 10:41 AM
Excellent work Daelin!

Amaru
05-26-2014, 09:48 AM
I love the color choices, very nice. Congratulations!

Benwyn
07-04-2014, 11:17 PM
This is one of my favorites! Excellent job

Naima
07-13-2014, 09:25 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 ?

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

dekee
09-18-2014, 06:41 AM
Colors are great!

kpatrickwv
09-23-2014, 08:52 AM
This is pretty nifty. I like how the gradient in the text (a bit of an ornamented feature) seems to offset the simplicity of the color palette. I dig the mountains and the forests, are there specific tutorials or techniques you used there? I'd be interested in trying my hand at that if so. Great work, thanks for sharing!

pengwing
10-22-2014, 09:10 AM
i love the colors ..
can you give me the color ID ? i have been having troubles with the coloring
for both the sea, and the land.
it really looks awesome

smichaelpitt
10-29-2014, 02:40 AM
Very cool map.

Celtian
11-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Wow, this is an absolutely stunning map! There is nothing about this I don't like, and the mountains really look amazing.

Elothan
11-23-2014, 06:51 PM
I agree with pengwing, it's great!

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Sollips
12-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Beautiful map indeed. The compass and the way it radiates is a really nice touch too. The only thing that I find distracting perhaps is that this map makes me feel kinda.. cold ? :)

Deadshade
12-17-2014, 11:17 AM
For me simply the best map on Cartography Guild site.