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03-04-2009, 05:14 AM
Hi all. I havn't posted anything for a while as I have been busy with a few other projects. but one of those projects needs a map so here is a WIP for you comments and advice. The area is called Southern Cities. Done in Gimp and Inkscape. Please ignore the river infringements. I am aware of them so perhaps I can get some time off.


03-04-2009, 07:00 AM
Awsome work!

03-04-2009, 07:52 AM
Yeah, looks very nice.

03-04-2009, 08:38 AM
Absolutely gorgeous maps!!! :)

~Valtharius the Mad

03-04-2009, 09:06 AM
Yep love the style. Evokes a lot of questions as a DM I like.

03-04-2009, 09:11 AM
Hey Torq- why are all your maps square?

-Rob A>

03-04-2009, 09:16 AM
Man, thats a good question. I have no idea. Whenever I start a new map in Gimp I choose 2000x2000 or 4000x4000. I dont know why. Its just habit I suppose.


03-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Well anyway, I love the style!

Steel General
03-04-2009, 11:18 AM
Very nice work.

03-04-2009, 03:59 PM
I didn't spot any river problems (shrug, my eyes not be working right). I love the color and subtlety of the mountains and the forest texture. The overall color scheme looks great too. Very nice, as always.

03-04-2009, 05:33 PM
I just love the feel of your maps. Well done. Have some rep.

03-04-2009, 05:56 PM
Looks great - I love the colour scheme.

There's some weird horizontal/vertical striping on the Vantas and Neha mountains. Is this an artefact of the angular gradient fill that Gimp uses? If so, perhaps a little judicious smudging or a blur would get rid of this.

Also, perhaps a little curve on some of the names? The labels are a little angular at the moment, and a little curving of the text to fit the regions might help it blend in a little.

Well that's just because you asked for advice, but really what this map deserves is praise! You've done a great job. It looks lovely (and I'll turn a blind eye to your rivers flowing over hills and mountains just this once :) ).

03-04-2009, 06:50 PM
Beautifully clear as always, Torq!

03-05-2009, 12:08 PM
There seems to be two mountain ranges called the "Vantas Mountains". Other than that, looks great!

03-10-2009, 05:09 PM
Thanks for all the nice words and the valuable criticism. I havn't implemented all the changes yet, but plan to as soon as I can find the base Gimp file, which seems to be hiding at the moment.

Anyway, here's a more updated version.


03-10-2009, 06:19 PM
The orange fonts are country names, right? Are you putting in some borders? If you are, I'd keep em thin...this looks too awesome to clunk it up with thick borders

03-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Very nice!

03-12-2009, 05:38 AM
The orange fonts are country names, right? Are you putting in some borders? If you are, I'd keep em thin...this looks too awesome to clunk it up with thick borders

To be honest I never really use borders. I'm not sure if the reasons are in character (ie the area is early pre-medievil and the borders would probably not have been clearly delineated) or OOC (because I really haven't hit upon a good way of depicting borders. You recommend thin borders, but how thin is thin?


03-12-2009, 02:05 PM
Torq, great map! I wanted to rep ya but it would not allow me. I don't see and river issues either, at least non that the river police would get upset at, but one thing I did pick up was that your rivers all seem like they flow through hills when some of them should maybe be a little straighter, if ya know what I mean. Rivers that flow through flat land should be a little straighter than those that don't. Although with no scale on the map, I could be off my rocker! Again though, just a nice piece of art.

03-12-2009, 11:24 PM
Wonderful map. Looks immensely professional, as always. /repped

03-15-2009, 06:51 PM
Fantastic work Torq...I really love that style.

03-16-2009, 01:30 AM
Well done, a solid map.