View Full Version : July Entry: On Nemo's Back

07-16-2009, 04:30 AM
On Nemo's Back - is a map of a small kingdom on the back of a swimming giant turtle.

I decided to participate on the monthly challenge again. With a theme almost similar on the one I posted on the competition last month. But as my original idea for a map proved to be a huge load of work, I decided to go on with this one. So this isn't yet the final map, maybe more like a concept image at this stage. I'll be adding castles, roads and maybe some settlement to the island, with labels etc.

07-16-2009, 04:50 AM
Here's hoping it doesn't decide to take a dive, eh? :P

07-16-2009, 04:53 AM
Yeah, maybe that's part of the "enchanted" thing here :)

Steel General
07-16-2009, 07:42 AM
Neat idea...

07-16-2009, 08:11 AM
Yeah, but the idea doesn't count if I can't pull it through well enough. :S

07-16-2009, 12:27 PM
This looks like a great start and a great idea. Hell it's really good just as it sits without a village on it

07-17-2009, 05:06 AM
Started tweaking the forest.. added some towers that I did with 3dmax. Still missing the roads, other buildings..

Steel General
07-17-2009, 08:38 AM
It seems very dark now, I'm having a bit of a hard time seeing any of the detail.

But that may just be me.

07-17-2009, 09:05 AM
Very inspiring... it kinda reminds me of Discworld :)


07-17-2009, 09:16 AM
Steel General, yeah.. I'll fix that later. :) The lighting has been giving me headaches.. aswell as the city I'm planning to have there. thanks for the input!

Gandwarf, I didn't even remember that one :D True!

07-17-2009, 02:07 PM
That is coming together pretty swimmingly... I crack myself up

07-20-2009, 10:53 AM
Started planning/modeling the city walls etc. Just a glimpse, low-res image.

07-21-2009, 07:21 AM
Looks great, I have to say...I wish I could afford the 3dsMax / Vue, but those are just so darn expensive.

07-21-2009, 08:53 AM
Well, you have had very good results with photoshop, which also comes with a nice price tag :)

07-21-2009, 03:00 PM
It's probably not yet ready. But decided to post anyway. Will add some things later.

07-21-2009, 06:30 PM
Since bow and stern are architectural terms for the front and back parts of a boat, fore and aft towers might make more sense and still be nautical. My two cents.

Steel General
07-21-2009, 07:58 PM
Nicely done Jykke...

07-22-2009, 02:19 AM
Since bow and stern are architectural terms for the front and back parts of a boat, fore and aft towers might make more sense and still be nautical. My two cents.

Ok, thanks for the input.

07-22-2009, 02:58 AM
I work for the US Navy as a contractor and sometimes I like to ask the sailors about whether the anchor comes out of the pointy end of the boat or the blunt end. Of course, I work for sailors that are living in the desert so they aren't all there anymore...

07-22-2009, 05:29 AM
yep. Created a compass and added it to the map.. also tweaked the frames.

07-22-2009, 12:40 PM
Jykke, that is awesome, to an unbelievable level.

It looks totally photorealistic, like an actual aerial shot of an island on a giant tortoise's back. Mucho Kudos to you.

07-22-2009, 12:48 PM
Thanks Karro for the positive comment :) It sure did take some hours to construct. What I would like to do is a map on a even bigger scale with this technique, but it's quite tricky to get things just the way I want. Maybe with time and practice I can produce even more photorealistic maps, that's my goal.

07-22-2009, 05:53 PM
seconded. the trees are stunning as is the underwater view of the flippers and head...beautiful work.

07-22-2009, 06:40 PM
Voting is getting harder and harder in these contests...
This map is surely a stunner... but it's not the only stunning entry. Ack!

07-22-2009, 07:56 PM
I know I am gonna vote for this one, no questions asked.

While I only dabble in the 3D medium, I know that the amount of work that went into this one is overwhelming.

On top of that, it looks awesome.

Well done Jykke. Great map. I would rep you, but I'm a noob, so I can't. :(

07-22-2009, 08:51 PM
I think you can but it is a +1 repping stick to start with.

07-23-2009, 05:17 AM
I was almost going to leave the map as it was, but thanks to Karro's comment on another thread, I decided to finish the fort map and add it to the current work. So here it is. Oh, and I did add also some other things aswell, if you notice.

As this map is "finished", atleast for the moment, I hope I did some improvement compared to my previous Challenge map, and this time my work could be called a map (of some sort). :)

As Gandwarf said, It's going to be a tough challenge, as for example Tear's work looks really good, not to forget the other works that have been posted sofar.
### Latest WIP ###

Steel General
07-23-2009, 07:11 AM
Nicely Done!

07-23-2009, 07:18 AM
Very cool...
I hope I can vote for at least two people :)

07-23-2009, 11:01 AM

[extra characters to make message long enough to post inserted here]

Oh my goodness... just noticed the giant squid about to attack poor Nemo! Tension & Conflict!

07-23-2009, 04:34 PM
Oh my goodness... just noticed the giant squid about to attack poor Nemo! Tension & Conflict!

Wow... didn't notice that. Brilliant!

Steel General
07-23-2009, 06:30 PM
Yeah I didn't see it the first time either...damn crappy monitor I have at work.