View Full Version : For Crippled Crow at the CBG.

05-26-2009, 04:23 PM
Here is a map I have been working on for the past 24 hours for a memeber of the CBG Crippled Crow of his campaign setting. First is the draft i worked from and then a few different "finals". Full Colour, Grayscale, Parchment and Canvas.

Steel General
05-26-2009, 04:31 PM
Nice work...

I think the only thing that "bugs" me is the size of the compass rose. If it were me I would reduce it as it tends to draw the eye away from the land features.

But since you are doing it for someone else, they may want it that way.

05-26-2009, 05:23 PM
I like the grayscale one the most, but I think it needs more contrast. Some levels or curves tweaking and I think it could be a stunner. That hook of land at the top is cool, I've been staring at it for 5 minutes, looks really natural.

05-26-2009, 05:30 PM
very nice. Like Ascension, I like the B/W one the most, thought the color one is cool and I like the Sepia tone one(though, the canvas texture is way to overpowering and should be toned down to be just barely perceptible,.

05-26-2009, 08:19 PM
So if my curves where a different shape i would be a stunner Ascension? Yer lucky I am not a girl or I might be real offended, but i totally get what your saying. I want to make a "printer-friendly" version of my map style and its between the pure greyscale and the sepia tone one, i done like the texture of either of the last two. Both need some "curves pushed" tho. On it. :)

05-26-2009, 08:50 PM
Oh man that totally nailed me, I'm an idiot sometimes. I was tellin my sister about Serena Williams' badonka-donk earlier today (had the French Open on at work -- my tv, my choice) and I still let this one go by...probably why I'm still single. Cheers, man.

05-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Ok I played with my curves and here is my "enhanced B&W" I dunno if it looks better or not I cant really tell anymore...

I have also learned if doing a B&W map, rivers need to be a much brighter blue...

05-31-2009, 01:41 AM
Very nice! Naturally that refers to both the original maps and the follow up map. ;)

05-31-2009, 01:53 AM
Thanks for all the compliments guys! I will most likely be offline for a few days - to a week untill my computer is fixed. I can still pop in on my Ophone ("other brand" ;)) or the Orphan... anyways so yea no mapping untill i get one of my computers fixed. Thanks for the comments, and praise from you guys means a lot to someone who wants to start taking this stuff seriously. And is the new version B/W accually look noticably better... i honestly cant tell, i just havent developed the eye to judge it and was just messing with the curves untill different ranges looked the way i wanted. I had no prior clue as to what i was doing. Did it accually help?