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woekan
02-18-2009, 11:24 AM
A new map i'm playing with to learn realistic rivers/mountains/plates and stuff.

What'dya think?

Rivers ok?

Steel General
02-18-2009, 11:34 AM
I can only spot 1 infraction... On the largest of the south-eastern islands there is a lake that has 2 rivers coming out of it. My understanding is that it isn't possible. Not unless there is some "magical" reason for it. :D

torstan
02-18-2009, 11:55 AM
Another one on the most northerly island as well.

Also, there are a large number of lakes with no in or outflow. If there is enough water collecting to create a lake you'd expect it to collect until it overflowed and created a river. It seems fairly unlikely to have so many stagnant lakes, especially as many of them are beside steep gradients. Finally, the large river on the big island flows from the flat lowlands to the mountains to the north. That certainly seems to be the wrong way round as it would seem to be flowing uphill. It is more likely that the run off from all the mountains in the south island collects in the basin and runs SW to the sea.

Geology aside, this is a lovely looking map. You've done a great job with Ascension's techniques to produce something very pretty indeed.

Ascension
02-18-2009, 06:26 PM
Those mountains are great. The large central lake looks like it has two outflow rivers...unless one of those is a man-made/controlled canal with locks.

Steel General
02-18-2009, 06:49 PM
Those mountains are great. The large central lake looks like it has two outflow rivers...unless one of those is a man-made/controlled canal with locks.

Hmm...missed that one completely - I thought it was 2 separate land masses.

woekan
02-18-2009, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the river tips. Are they better now?

I indeed used ascensions style for the realistic look.

I used pasis's tutorial for the mountains.

bartmoss
02-19-2009, 01:03 AM
It's hard to tell, but I think the largest SW island has a tiny bit of river that doesn't go anywhere.

Otherwise I see no problems in your updated map.

torstan
02-19-2009, 08:37 AM
Much better. Looking good.

Karro
02-19-2009, 11:36 AM
I hate to have to point this out, since I didn't see anybody else mention it, but it looks like a footprint.

I don't know if that matters, but there you go.

woekan
02-20-2009, 12:06 PM
I hate to have to point this out, since I didn't see anybody else mention it, but it looks like a footprint.


Thats ok :)


Here is an update

Karro
02-20-2009, 12:34 PM
Thats ok :)


Here is an update

Yeah, I didn't mean it as a bad thing, or even as criticism. I just thought it curious that no one else had commented on it ;)

Anyway, it's looking pretty good!

Torq
02-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Great map woekan, but I think the mountains deserve special mention. They look great!

Torq

Gandwarf
02-20-2009, 02:36 PM
Agreed with Torq, another great job, especially on the mountains. The sea looks a bit too cloudy I think, but maybe that's just me.

jfrazierjr
02-20-2009, 03:53 PM
I hate to have to point this out, since I didn't see anybody else mention it, but it looks like a footprint.

I don't know if that matters, but there you go.


No no .... it's an alien face!

woekan
02-20-2009, 05:58 PM
No no .... it's an alien face!

Ah.. you spotted it! Its actually a self portrait

woekan
02-20-2009, 06:56 PM
Another update. Close to finished i think.

Ascension
02-20-2009, 07:37 PM
This looks really nice. About all I can say is maybe up the opacity or up the choke on some of those glows for country borders...the rusty one looks fine and the magenta one looks fine but the others get lost a bit. Excellent nonetheless.

Eilathen
02-21-2009, 06:12 AM
Wow, that looks real nice!

Have some rep (thanks Steel General and Ravells :D )

torstan
02-21-2009, 12:21 PM
Very pretty indeed. Good work on the labelling.

ravells
02-21-2009, 04:03 PM
Really beautiful!!! Lovely textures.

Steel General
02-21-2009, 05:28 PM
Nice job Woekan!

landorl
02-21-2009, 09:00 PM
Wow, this looks great!

Hoel
02-22-2009, 07:51 AM
Sweet map!

woekan
02-22-2009, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the compliments :)

Here is the latest update. Tweaked the borders a bit

MadLetter
02-22-2009, 02:04 PM
Sweet sweet sweeeet! :)

I really really love that style.

How did you do the style? The colors and different regions mesh well together and seem very "real". I'd like to be able to do that! :D

Edit: Rep'd

woekan
02-22-2009, 06:36 PM
Thanks :)

The techniques i used are a bit of my own, but most of it i learned by experimenting with Ascensions tutorials. He has a great tutu on a continent and international borders. The mountains i made using pasis's technique

MadLetter
02-22-2009, 08:53 PM
If they are compatible to Photoshop I'll look them up.

I'm mostly interested in how you did the desert, as large parts of my current map project are islands with sandy beaches and deserts.

Any good pointers?

Karro
02-23-2009, 09:40 AM
This update is fairly well stunning. Good job!