View Full Version : *** June Challenge: Finish it ! ***

- Max -
06-07-2014, 10:34 AM
The Challenge :

The idea behind this challenge was inspired by some recent experience I had as a graphic/layout designer, when I had to work on a project with some other people starting material. What about doing it with a map?

The Challenge is pretty basic : I've drawn a simple regional map for you (black outlining of main landmarks - mountains/hills, rivers, forests) and you'll have to finish the map with your own vision of it (Below is the attachment map -A4 size 300 dpi black outlines on white background)
You can color it, add some texture, ornaments, frames, title, cartouches, scale, icons, labels, even add some additionnal landmarks or whatever you want, in order to achieve a finished and consistent map. The only contraint is that you can't remove the current elements of the map (though some might be hidden by a title frame for instance). Take the map, finish it and make it shine!


- Title each new thread June 2014 Entry - <your title>
- Precede each WIP image with the tag ### Latest WIP ###
- The challenge will end around the first days of July, and the winner will receive a golden compass and admiration of his peers!

This map is licensed under Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution-Share alike-Non commercial

P.S : Obviously I won't enter this challenge though I'll eventually post my own finished version of it :)

06-07-2014, 11:13 AM
brillant idea, i'll give that a try!

06-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Veryyyyyyyyy interesting... I'm in.

06-08-2014, 09:22 PM
I have a hard enough time finishing my own stuff.... ;) Great idea for a challenge !!

- Max -
06-09-2014, 06:44 AM
Great guys, I can't wait to see what you will come up with it :)

06-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Max, is it okay with you if I adapt a second version of the map, outside the challenge? There's something I'd really like to try with this map, but it would violate one of the rules of the challenge.

- Max -
06-13-2014, 07:33 AM
Sure Tomalak, no problem with that. I'll edit the first post with the proper CC License ;)

06-20-2014, 04:03 PM
I am going to do something on this map.

06-25-2014, 08:59 AM
Hi, I am brand new to map making so feel in no way ready to enter any challenges, but would you mind if I used this to practice with? I have been feeling overwhelmed with starting new projects of my own and figured this may be a good way to practice techniques from the tutorials I've been reading around the forums!

- Max -
06-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Go, go, go! :) Btw being new doesn't mean you can't practice in a challenge ;) That's always a good way to learn and progress!

06-25-2014, 04:49 PM
Thank you Max! And it will be my first map so I don't know if I'm quite ready for a challenge but I will see how confident I feel with how it turns out! In the mean time it's great seeing what people come up with its hugely inspiring :)

- Max -
07-01-2014, 03:20 AM
Hey guys, just a reminder, I'll close the challenge tommorrow around 8-10h GMT.

07-01-2014, 06:50 PM
OK, good to know

07-02-2014, 02:01 AM
My final update is coming soon...going down to the wire...

- Max -
07-02-2014, 07:16 AM
All you guys have an extra couple of hours before I'll close the challenge. Polish the latest details when you still have time!

07-03-2014, 09:28 PM
Damn. I got double shifts at work, and didn't see this. I even had polishing details done but no time to post them.
Oh well, I guess it happens. Some good entries this month.