View Full Version : World map - Calendor

02-08-2009, 06:43 PM
Although my modest skills are ridiculed by those of some other people whose work I looked at in this board, I'm posting my current WIP. Criticism and tips are more than welcome, that's how I can improve.

Essentially, this is the overview map of a world I'm building for a D&D campaign; this is why I have put only one city (the capital) per region. I can't really tell you much about the world, because I always start my projects with a map...

What do you think of the borders? Should I change them to a dotted line so as to intrude less?

Redrobes is going to be happy, I have a few french names up on the map :D
EDIT: Totally forgot to crop the map :( Sorry.

02-08-2009, 07:30 PM
This is a pretty good map megahunter, you certainly have nothing to be ashamed of! It looks like you are using CC3?

The borders are a bit too much I think. There's a tutorial on this site how to do political maps. Maybe you can use it?

Also you might want to give the labels a bit more bang. Maybe add a glow or something.
And lastly, maybe put the mountains a bit closer together and vary in their size.

Have some reputation as I think it's a cool map and you are definitely on the right track.

Steel General
02-08-2009, 07:51 PM
It's a great start.

Now for the critiques...I would change the 'fleshy' color background below the mountains to something a little more 'earthy'. Could the mountain symbols be more 'pushed together' as Gandwarf suggested, sure, but I think they are OK as is. Label-wise I think you should vary the size a bit. Country names one size (probably the largest), oceans another, and mountain & forest names a third each slightly smaller than the other.