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Torq
09-03-2008, 05:18 AM
Hi all

Couldn't resist getting back into a challenge after a few months off. The idea will be for an area of ocean coastline that is renowned for destroying vessels, often under strange circumstances. Kind of like a bermuda triangle, except its not a triangle and its nowhere near Bermuda.

Any way below is my start.

Torq

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ravells
09-03-2008, 06:02 AM
Classic Torq style! Great start, Torq! I bet this is going to be a great one!

Steel General
09-03-2008, 06:57 AM
Great start Torq, I like it.

jfrazierjr
09-03-2008, 08:15 AM
Very nice. The cliffs are like SWEET

Torq
09-05-2008, 03:06 AM
I havn't done a lot more, but thought I should post relecting the changes so far.

Torq


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Lord
09-05-2008, 12:34 PM
Looks great so far. I think the cliffs or mountains could use a little more elevation variance. Right now, it looks like cracks or canyons in the caprock.

Steel General
09-05-2008, 02:23 PM
I like the subtle/faded navigational chart in the background, nice touch!

Torq
09-08-2008, 04:26 PM
I went backwards a bit and made a few changes. I think its looking better.

Torq

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Ascension
09-08-2008, 04:51 PM
OO, me likey. Me likey lots.

delgondahntelius
09-08-2008, 04:52 PM
Oh.. very nice, love the wreckage dates .... makes me want to start treasure hunting :D

Torq
09-10-2008, 04:23 PM
Added some more labels. Getting near the end I think.

Torq

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delgondahntelius
09-11-2008, 03:40 AM
its looking great torq ... the palette is just fantastic :D

dorpond
09-11-2008, 09:22 PM
What can I say? This map is flawless and professional quality. Bravo!
Fantastic job!

Torq
09-12-2008, 02:33 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I have added a few tweaks and think this is about ready.

Skippers Lament

The island region off the Nort-East coast of Barusiae is known as "Skippers' Lament" due to the strange circumstances under which several vessels have foundered or been wrecked on the coastline. Skippers report bizarre sextant readings and night skies that seem strangely out of kilter. It is also an area of treacherous reefs that are rumoured to change position and mists that can materialise in a matter of minute. The area is the subject of a strange magnetic field that indicates a North bearing about 35 degrees East of the normal as indicated by gauges outside the Lament.

The items in the map that aren't mine: The compass rose, the sea chart background (which is a gimp brush) and the pattern underneath the sea which is from a set of symbols Ravs referred me to.

Torq

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Ascension
09-12-2008, 04:12 PM
I may have posted this before, and since the site has been so slow lately, I'm not gonna go back and check to see if I did or not :) but I love this map, the forests alone are worth an A+ and the lil wreckages are a really cool idea. I hope someday that I can do work this good (and not so dark as I usually end up with).

mmmmmpig
09-25-2008, 02:25 AM
The map seems a bit schizophrenic to me.... there are aspects that I find absolutely stunning and I want to steal them and use them on my own work, but then there are other parts that seem to be a whole different aesthetic. For example, the subtleness of the nautical chart in the water area is in direct opposition with the metallic compass rose. The labeling is stellar except for the large area labels that have the huge mask halo. Also I think if the map is about ship wrecks the sea would get more detail than the land. Again, there are incredible things about this map, but there are also some inconsistencies. Great entry though. I can't do have that stuff