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robb75067
09-28-2008, 10:48 AM
Harren Islands (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll282/robb75067/Map_Harren.jpg)

I created this map about 2 seconds after seeing Ystraad. I had that map open for reference during the entire process. Many thanks to that illustrator. I intend to use this map as one of many in an RPG campaign and plan on using the border and key in future maps to keep them related. Also there are a few things I am missing from this map that I plan to research and fix. 1. I dont have a solid method to recreate the landmass to look the same everytime. I will be working on formalizing a process for that. 2. I havent figured out how to type along a curved line but I'm sure photoshop can do it. This will help with rivers. 3. I made this map at 11x17 because of print costs but I see that was a huge mistake as now I wish to blow it up and add detail.


Here's a link to the post with the Map for Ystraad (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2796).

Gandwarf
09-28-2008, 12:17 PM
Very nice map. It has a realistic feel to it. I especially like the inset with the text. Repped!

robb75067
09-28-2008, 12:27 PM
Thanks very much for the reply. If there are any questions I'd be happy to share.

Gamerprinter
09-28-2008, 12:56 PM
Excellent map and welcome to the boards! I too, give you some "Rep", nice job.

Since you seem to be using Photoshop, save this version, paint out the interior detail and save as a different name that you can use in other steps or versions of your map.

As far as printing costs go - I print maps at reasonable rates and can ship worldwide. Send me a PM if you're interested. I can print up to 44" inches wide by up to 50 feet long, at $2.99 per square foot, with optional lamination.

And as Del discovered, my Ecommerce site is currently down.

GP

Jkaen
09-28-2008, 01:26 PM
I normally don't go for this style of map, but it looks very nice

Ghostman
09-28-2008, 01:39 PM
Love the borders and those little rider figures! Only weak spot I can see is that you use the same font for the names of towns and geographical features. Not a problem with the bigger features, but the little islands have their names at the same size as the towns.

Torq
09-28-2008, 02:40 PM
Great stylish map robb (oh man not another one). Lovely stlye. Have some rep.

Torq (Rob)

robb75067
09-28-2008, 02:49 PM
Excellent map and welcome to the boards! I too, give you some "Rep", nice job.

Since you seem to be using Photoshop, save this version, paint out the interior detail and save as a different name that you can use in other steps or versions of your map.

As far as printing costs go - I print maps at reasonable rates and can ship worldwide. Send me a PM if you're interested. I can print up to 44" inches wide by up to 50 feet long, at $2.99 per square foot, with optional lamination.

And as Del discovered, my Ecommerce site is currently down.

GP

PM sent, glad you mentioned the printing and thx for the tip.



Love the borders and those little rider figures! Only weak spot I can see is that you use the same font for the names of towns and geographical features. Not a problem with the bigger features, but the little islands have their names at the same size as the towns.

I'll be sure to change that on futue maps, thanks for the input.

Patrakis
09-28-2008, 09:29 PM
Simple and attractive, typical fantasy served old style. It's always nice to see artist keeping the classics alive. I'm already a fan. Keep em coming.

Thanks

Pat

Ascension
09-28-2008, 09:36 PM
I love this style, it reminds me of all of those old Civil War style handbills and posters and maps that pretty much stayed popular until art nouveau came along. Nice job.