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lostatsea
06-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Here is the path I have chosen to take on this one playing with some colors and styles so far .Will add towns labels legend border after I get the color scheme nailed down .

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jtougas
06-08-2014, 10:23 PM
What evil has befell the forest no man can tell..... Very cool concept :)

- Max -
06-09-2014, 07:49 AM
I like the colors used on the mountains. Might be a little dark at the end but well let's see the next update :)

lostatsea
06-09-2014, 04:38 PM
jtougas Concepts aren't a problem of mine. Execution tends to be my problem area. But this one is pretty much inside the box compared to most of my usual entries ! And I have been developing an ink and wash Technique that should work well for this..

MAX These are just base layers. Like real watercolors they will be built upon/over. Probably three layers . I think that will suffice. Back to work !

lostatsea
06-09-2014, 10:09 PM
Still tinkering but I think the upper Mountains is the way I'm going.
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jtougas
06-10-2014, 01:03 AM
That looks great !! I love the colors.

Bogie
06-10-2014, 01:46 AM
Wicked good!

lostatsea
06-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Who In the Hell put all those trees in there Then Didn't clear out the underbrush ??:x:x I can't feel my fingers Thanks Thanks alot !!:P My Tablet is getting quite a workout ! By the time I am done with this I might actually have hand eye coordination... NAH !!

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DAMN I missed a whole set of hills !!

- Max -
06-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Who In the Hell put all those trees in there Then Didn't clear out the underbrush ??:x:x I can't feel my fingers Thanks Thanks alot !!:P

Hehe, you wouldn't expect a too easy tak, would you? Anyway, nice coloring technique on the mountains :)

Meshon
06-12-2014, 02:46 PM
The watercolour style is beautiful! It might be worth trying the same style on the rivers, there's a bit of a disconnect between the wet brushes on the landscape and the layer styles of the lakes.

And, keeping with your (excellent) theme, maybe the water could be a slightly less... wholesome colour.

cheers,
Meshon

lostatsea
06-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Meshon So far the mountains are the only thing set in stone. HA HA HA I love that bit.:P:P Everything else is a place holder . I am currently working on the hills Staying in the same style as the mountains. I'll update as soon as the Hills are done. Then on to the forests then the Water.

Katto
06-13-2014, 12:17 PM
The mountains look very good. I am curious how you will handle the background.

lostatsea
06-13-2014, 04:16 PM
Katto Yeah I am too !:)

lostatsea
06-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Another try at getting a consistent effect on various elements.Stll have a lot of clean up in there but for now it is on to the forest.

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lostatsea
06-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Well I think I got all but the forest where I want it. What do you think about the icons they are derivatives of a civ mod . Still have so much to do keeping in style is proving difficult !



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Okay I was wrong I see some Artifacts and forgot to clean the shadows on the southern most mountains.

Katto
06-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Kick those icons. They look blurry and have different perspectives.

lostatsea
06-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Katto Any suggestion where to find something better ??

Meshon
06-15-2014, 07:42 PM
Any suggestion where to find something better ??
You could try one of these styles:
Photo 1 of 20 from Current Maps (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/cereth-albums-current+maps-picture64684-maceon-map-smaller.html)
Photo 1 of 9 from Ave Tenebrae (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/ilanthar-albums-ave+tenebrae-picture64586-kingdom-aquilonia.html)
Photo 1 of 5 from Inspired maps (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/domino44-albums-inspired+maps-picture64674-land-galitine-my-little-brother.html)

cheers,
Meshon

lostatsea
06-15-2014, 10:25 PM
Meshon Thanks for the examples. I am not really fond of 2d icons on a 3d ish type of map as in the continent of Maceon. The others are okay . I am not artistically inclined so I need to find icons /brushes of a usable size to use as references.



Katto Different perspective from the map or each other ?? I can sharpen the icon easy enough but then it looks out of palce with the more Painterly style I have going!
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xpian
06-18-2014, 12:48 AM
The style of the icons is bothering me, but only a little. I really like the texture on the background and the mountains, as well as the overall color scheme.

lostatsea
06-18-2014, 04:29 PM
xpian Thanks for the comments. I have decided to take the plunge and try to do my own alternate icons. We'll just have to see how that turns out !!

jkat718
06-26-2014, 11:26 PM
Hear, hear! It's always good to hear that. I absolutely love this color scheme, but the western sides of the mountains seem a little bright when compared to the rest of the map.

lostatsea
06-28-2014, 02:14 AM
I fell off the face of the earth.(Vacation):) Still working on it though !

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OOPS I SEE A TYPO !!

Meshon
06-28-2014, 05:57 PM
That map is looking great! I'm eagerly anticipating the sigil of House Nor'Wynn...

cheers,
Meshon

lostatsea
06-29-2014, 12:35 AM
Well I spent most of the day teaching myself how NOT to do things:( but here is my current wip.

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Tomalak
06-29-2014, 07:05 AM
It might be just me, but it looks like most of your mountains are floating over the map. Is that intentional?

lostatsea
06-29-2014, 11:57 AM
Tomalak I re-imported the bottom layers from an earlier version and the shadows reverted. Thanks for the catch !:oops:

lostatsea
06-29-2014, 10:10 PM
65380Well I learned a new technique today ;then I unknowingly changed some thing and couldn't recreate the effect Then much later I found out what I changed. Now I am Back In BUSINESS !>:) What a pain in the ###! Time is short and it is back to work tomorrow. So tomorrow evening is reserved for labels and maybe filling in the border with something interesting.

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lostatsea
06-30-2014, 11:12 PM
Here it is as finished as it can be unless the contest goes long then I'll spruce it up!

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Maker of the Way
07-01-2014, 12:54 AM
Wow. This latest is really great! Superb detail. I love the cast shadows of the mountains and how the fonts are different for each house. I almost like the webs better than the spiders...but then I loathe spiders. lol.
Great work.

lostatsea
07-01-2014, 04:20 PM
Maker of the Way Thanks for the kind words.

lostatsea
07-01-2014, 11:29 PM
>:Well at last I got it done !!>:)

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I lied Now I am Done !!:P