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pasis
03-25-2009, 09:31 AM
This is my second big mapping project and very different from the first one (Bretoria). The purpose of this project was to develop versatile and easy way to create realistic looking landscapes. The project enlarged on the way and here is the final results. I love details and I added a lot of small things and areas that had purpose in this world or small story behind it. I could have saved a lot of time by not focusing so much on small details, but I though this one was worth it.

During the process I created also tutorial of how to make the mountains and forest of this kind and etc and the tutorial was well received.

The WIP thread is here:http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4656
And the tutorial thread here:http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=4405

And if someone would like to have the this map without names etc. just let me know. I hope you like this one...at least I loved creating it.

-Pasi

overlordchuck
03-25-2009, 12:38 PM
Awesome to the Nth degree. /repped

Steel General
03-25-2009, 02:37 PM
Very nice work Pasis, I dub thee newly repped *bonk*

pasis
03-26-2009, 03:56 PM
I decided to post couple of modifications I have done.
The first one has a forest tweaked and the forest looks now a bit isometric. It gives different feeling when looked from close.
The second one is the same land during winter time.

I hope you like them...

Flaterectomy
03-26-2009, 04:35 PM
Awesome work! It was great to see it progress, with the tutorial attached to it and all. Good stuff. :D

torstan
03-26-2009, 04:43 PM
I like the isometric trees, they really add to it.

Great map Pasis, and a good tutorial. Well done.

Matrix Sorcica
03-26-2009, 04:52 PM
Absolutely beautiful. Amazing.

ravells
03-26-2009, 05:01 PM
Fantastic, I wish I could give you more rep!

pasis
03-27-2009, 08:29 AM
I must be addicted to this map as it seems I cannot let go and now I have made some experiments on crumpling paper style. I crumpled only the map and not the ruler or compass on top of it. The crumpling effect is best visible on water and I had a challenge on getting the effect right on a surface with lot of color variation and strong texture. So I’m not totally happy with the result, but it was best I could do.

Steel General
03-27-2009, 10:17 AM
Not a big fan of the crumpled paper version.

overlordchuck
03-27-2009, 11:37 AM
Seconded, unfortunately. It just doesn't seem to work with this map.

pasis
03-27-2009, 04:20 PM
I'm glad that some of the modifications are not that good and that is said out loud as it gives trust that the others are better.

Ascension
03-28-2009, 04:09 PM
I like the tattered edges and the canvas texture but the crumples are just too much going on. I'm guilty of overworking things all the time.

Blaidd Drwg
03-29-2009, 10:13 AM
Great maps! I very much like its realism without looking like a satellite picture. This is still a drawing. With those nice vibrant colours, it sort of reminds me of a tourist/theme park map. I agree that the crumpled paper doesn't fit the drawing. That's more for old-looking maps, imho.
I'll definitely check out the tutorial. :)
*reps*

StillCypher
03-30-2009, 01:35 PM
Really beautiful map. I, too, like it better without the crumpliness, though!

Kingbreaker
03-31-2009, 06:33 AM
Great maps! I very much like its realism without looking like a satellite picture. This is still a drawing. With those nice vibrant colours, it sort of reminds me of a tourist/theme park map. I agree that the crumpled paper doesn't fit the drawing. That's more for old-looking maps, imho.
I'll definitely check out the tutorial. :)
*reps*

Fantastic map; Blaidd beat me to it for the explanation.

I do like the crumpling - on the oceans, anyway. On the mountains it pushes the map over the edge a bit. Noonetheless, a wonderful map.

woekan
04-09-2009, 03:36 PM
Yea, i agree with the others. its an excelent map though

pasis
04-13-2009, 08:07 AM
I decided to play with some filters and created painting from this map. So I used drybrush filter and put the picture over canvas. Finally I added wooden frames to it and some shadowing.

ravells
04-13-2009, 08:33 AM
Absolutely beautiful, Pasis! More rep heading your way!!!

Gandwarf
04-13-2009, 11:07 AM
Pasis, your work is brilliant!
I love the frame and canvas. In my novels a mayor of a small town has a painting of the surroundings lands. I can imagine it will look a lot like this (not the lands itself obviously, but the style).

I scrounged around and got some more rep to give to you. My thumb is getting sore repping you :D

Steel General
04-13-2009, 11:10 AM
Very nice...

Ascension
04-13-2009, 07:57 PM
Now that is what I call a frame! Uber sweet. The map/painting looks cool as well. Excellent stuff.

The Good Doctor
04-16-2009, 07:27 AM
I agree with the Steel General. It distorts the text too much in places. Otherwise a terrific cartographic series.