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illustranaut
05-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Hi all, not an RPG map i'm afraid, but one i'm working on at the mo, just thought i'd show you guys the initial sketched concept for this educational walking map, I'll post the final thing once it's finished.
:D

Gandwarf
05-21-2009, 06:03 PM
Nice map, have some rep :)

Not a fantasy drawing per se, but without the labelling it could be. Are you doing the final version of the map digitally?

illustranaut
05-21-2009, 06:17 PM
Yup, I'm working on it now, using a combo of photoshop and Painter x. not sure if I'll keep the sketchy layer yet though, here's a copy of what I sent the client for the styling.
p.s. thanks for the rep :D

Gandwarf
05-21-2009, 06:29 PM
Ooh, this is gonna be a sweet looking map I think :D

Ascension
05-21-2009, 11:30 PM
That is some way cool work there. I like the sketchy look and I hope that the client will too.

Sigurd
05-22-2009, 12:32 AM
Looks good. Nice to see more painter :).

ravells
05-22-2009, 05:35 AM
This is looking lovely. Funny, when I saw the first sketch of the little girl flying the kite, I thought of Quentin Blake. Please don't worry about it not being a fantasy map - all maps are welcomed here.

It makes Hyde Park look a lot prettier than it is!!!

Steel General
05-22-2009, 06:35 AM
Always nice to see maps used for different purposes.

Nice work, and I would be surprised if your client wasn't happy with it.

illustranaut
05-22-2009, 07:55 AM
Thanks for the nice comments guys, just hope they like the finished thing. :D

illustranaut
08-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Sorry Guys forgot to post this when I'd finished it. The clients loved it, in the end the map was probably the quickest part to do, it went from 1 map and 16 tree illustrations to 1x map and 104 illustrations of trees, leaves, insects and lots of other tree related items, all in all it took about 7 weeks of work, working mostly at night and at weekends, loved doing it but glad I've got my life back! The finished map is A2 with trees and illustrations on both sides, this is the map side, the other side has more trees and the wildlife living on an oak tree:D

Done entirely in Photoshop CS4, I toyed with the idea of using Painter but because of the size the map needed to be the redraw time was a killer!

töff
08-10-2009, 02:52 PM
I spend rep upon thee.

Gandwarf
08-10-2009, 04:16 PM
Very cool map Osiris. Have some more reputation.
Thanks for posting the finished result!

illustranaut
08-10-2009, 04:21 PM
thanks, guy's and thanks for the rep! :D

töff
08-10-2009, 04:31 PM
Your rep to posts is 4.40
(Mine's 0.21)

Steel General
08-10-2009, 04:37 PM
Your rep to posts is 4.40
(Mine's 0.21)

But how much of your existing rep did you accumulate before the beginning of this year (what I have decided to call the great rep explosion)?

illustranaut
08-10-2009, 04:53 PM
he he! Wildoxmoan's rep to post is 5.9!

Ascension
08-10-2009, 05:26 PM
Those trees are fantastic. I'd love to see how you did them.

Coyotemax
08-10-2009, 05:42 PM
tht's amazing! way cool!

ritalee76
08-11-2009, 12:20 AM
I'm so glad your client decided to keep the bird and the girl. That's my favorite part. Its wonderful :D

illustranaut
08-11-2009, 04:20 PM
I'm so glad your client decided to keep the bird and the girl. That's my favorite part. Its wonderful :D

Originally, the girl was flying a kite, but apparently you aren't allowed to in Hyde Park, so I changed it to butterflies!


Ascension,
When I eventually get my website up an running (Ha!) I'll post a movie tutorial! This is how I did it:

I drew the tree and branches as a solid black and scanned it in (on the later ones I painted these directly into photoshop), colour adjusted the file with the hue and saturation sliders until the base was the desired colour.

I then painted in the details of the bark and dropped in highlighted and shadow areas with the dodge/burn tools. When this was done I started with the leaves, I created a layer behind the trunk and painted a darker mass of leaves than what would be the average colour in the foreground, I painting these in different opacities and hues with a custom brush I created to get the depth in, I then did the same with a new layer over the trunk with the lighter hues, lastly using the same brush as the leaves I'll dodge and burn patterns on the bark to get light and shadows showing through and do the same on the leaves to create highlights and shadows.

That's about it, the majority of time was spent on getting the leaves looking right.

:D

P.S. Ascension, I love the map you did of Artheane, I was trying to find the WIP... but to no avail :(

ravells
08-11-2009, 07:56 PM
Osiris! I'm so glad you're still around! Hope you post more work...I adore it.

Redrobes
08-11-2009, 08:00 PM
Nicely done and repped !

Shouldn't you be an IndPro now then ?

Sigurd
10-08-2009, 10:50 PM
Very nice work. A pleasure to see.


Originally, the girl was flying a kite, but apparently you aren't allowed to in Hyde Park, so I changed it to butterflies!

I'd like to fly a butterfly! :)

su_liam
10-13-2009, 08:49 PM
I'd like to fly a butterfly! :)

"In Soviet Britain, you don't fly butterfly. Butterfly fly you."