View Full Version : APRIL / MAY 2014 LITE CHALLENGE: The Space War to End All Space Wars

fabio p
05-07-2014, 08:30 AM
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a great war erupted amongst most space nations.
The Italian Star Kingdom and the Habsburg Star Empire clashed over their shared border in a bloody war which would seal their fate for the centuries to come.

My take on this cross genre challenge is this: the idea weíve all seen before: a historical map (in this case: a map of the Italian Ė Austrian front during the first world war); the re-invention: the historical map is now a sci-fi star map.

So, to boldly go where Iíve never gone before, Iím doing my first space map (even if not my first sci-fi one), and Iím entering the challenge really late, because lifeís complicated. There are also two already great entries (with some astonishing execution for a ďliteĒ challenge), so I just hope Iíll finish mine and do something at least decent.

Critiques are really welcome as always and suggestions will be incorporated, as long as Iíll have time and will be able to.

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05-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Hello fabio, a challenge is better with more competitors so welcome to this month challenge!
Your idea is really interesting and we don't see enough space maps here. For suggestions about your map i guess it's a bit soon for constructive critics, if i had chosen a space map like this i think i would first focus on the the space field in the background for a nice render. I've tried a few photoshop tuts found with the keyword "space art" and some tips are really usefull to give nebulae or galaxy effects to a background.

fabio p
05-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Thanks for the input.
I'm planning to put some nebulae in some strategic points (where the highest mountain peaks in the real physical map of that area are more or less located) so I had not considered an insertion in the background. But I realize that, as it is, the background is a bit flat, so I’ll try and improve it.

fabio p
05-13-2014, 04:11 AM
As the deadline is approaching, I think that's all:

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fabio p
05-14-2014, 04:53 AM
Spotted and corrected some typos.

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05-14-2014, 05:46 AM
Top left corner austria is missing the "s".
Cool entry and great Idea.

fabio p
05-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Top left corner austria is missing the "s".
Cool entry and great Idea.

D'OH!! and I can't correct it in time.
Anyway, thanks!

05-14-2014, 08:37 AM
Great idea! I love star maps, and I think you did a very good job on this challenge.