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Gamerprinter
06-16-2009, 03:28 PM
The Isle of Forgotten Gods - a regional map for a small RPG publisher. Not allowed to tell much about it. Its done in my hand-drawn/Xara enhanced style. Note the strange waterfall flowing from the sea into the bay...hmmm.

Enjoy!

GP

Blackmagicweaver
06-16-2009, 03:42 PM
I love the waterfall idea!

You work continue to impress and inspire!

NeonKnight
06-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Interesting....

Steel General
06-16-2009, 03:58 PM
Neat stuff...

torstan
06-16-2009, 04:44 PM
Looking great. That style is coming together really nicely for you.

Robbie
06-16-2009, 04:49 PM
Note the strange waterfall flowing from the sea into the bay...hmmm.

Somewhere the river police are crying. :D

Steel General
06-16-2009, 05:18 PM
Somewhere the river police are crying. :D

...and GP is probably giving them the virtual one finger salute :D

Gamerprinter
06-16-2009, 06:21 PM
I just map them like they ask. And they didn't ask for my river police expertise so I don't judge, I just collect a paycheck! :P

Don't cry too much!

GP

waldronate
06-16-2009, 11:58 PM
In high school a guy in art class had an island with several rivers flowing from the sea to a big hole in the middle of the island. The hole was formed when the mountain that the rivers used to flow down from got magically transported. The rivers reversed then reversed direction to flow into the hole. His eyes were shining so brightly at his great idea and pretty artwork that I didn't have the heart to point out that the rivers would have had to flow uphill a considerable ways to get to the hole...

Gamerprinter
06-17-2009, 05:27 AM
Actually its not quite the same here. That lake and river flow to the bay, just as the sea flows back into the bay, something to do with access to an alternate plane of existence I think. Where the water in that place actually comes from here. Its more magically than a physical hole, but this was the specific needs of the client. They know its not realistic, but it just fits their setting idea. Otherwise the island seems to fall under natural laws in all other ways.

GP

Talroth
06-17-2009, 12:59 PM
In high school a guy in art class had an island with several rivers flowing from the sea to a big hole in the middle of the island. The hole was formed when the mountain that the rivers used to flow down from got magically transported. The rivers reversed then reversed direction to flow into the hole. His eyes were shining so brightly at his great idea and pretty artwork that I didn't have the heart to point out that the rivers would have had to flow uphill a considerable ways to get to the hole...

Well, depending on how much of the mountain was removed, the island could have partly caved in on itself (actually it most likely would cave in a fair bit). Mind you, I don't think I would want to be anywhere near land that had a massive chunk of it simply vanish.

But then there is still the problem of the rivers only flowing into it for a few weeks/months before it filled up and eventually flooded over the entire island. Sucks when reality gets in the way of good fictional ideas.