View Full Version : WIP - Isles of Thale

04-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Ystraad by Bohunk, Avani by Wag, Border Princes by ??? & the post by Guyanonymous on tile cutting maps inspired me to make an another attempt.

All feed back is appreciated.

I started with a large layout of 17,300x11,500. I retooled the landmass of my previous map (Bailiwan (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3082&highlight=border)) and added some islands and I will scalp names and places from the old map and bring it to the new map. I also added some fjords in the north and will end with a tropical climate in the south.

Scale - right now I'm looking at about 2500 miles from east edge of the map to west but I might take that down a hair. I'd like to have plenty of land to hold many kingdoms but I'd like to be able to zoom in enough to show detail of the regions.

Design - Going for a cross between on old leather map and the maps found in current novels. I plan on sticking with one magenta color for everything. I'm also on the hunt for a good font to go with the style but haven't made up my mind on that.

Scrolling Map (http://www.clanofthemandrill.com/zoom/thale.html)

attached is a scaled down version (4k pix wide)

04-05-2009, 08:18 AM
- Modified the coastline to make it the land masses feel like they belong near each other
- Added scale and grid
- Added place holders for heraldry in the top left
- Added place holders for Banners (will incorporate small versions as location throughout map
- Added Compass Rose

MAP UPDATE (http://www.clanofthemandrill.com/zoom/thalev3.html)

04-08-2009, 01:41 PM
Hurraay, I'm helping!

Great start and good luck!

BTW, love the border on Bailiwan. Those repeating patters just really do it for me and the integrated pattern into the embellished corners is awsome.