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Coyotemax
07-28-2009, 05:25 PM
Finalized version of the continent of Tarantia.

Back into my preferred style again! This is another map that follows the style of an Ascension tutorial, but this time with some of my own twists. Based on the WIP comments, I seem to have accomplished the effect I was after :D The intent was to have a map that looked like it came off a semi-modern printing press, and has seen a fair amount of use over the last hundred years or so (but carefully rolled and stored rather than folded).

Thanks to everyone for their support and kind comments!

crazyred
07-28-2009, 11:55 PM
Well done sir!

AslanC
07-29-2009, 02:08 AM
Wow!

That is impressive!

I am in awe of that map :)

LonewandererD
07-29-2009, 09:06 AM
Wow man, loving the map. It looks very professional, its the kind of look i envy.

Keep still so i can steal your creativity, i mean uh, congratulate you whole heartedly, yes thats what i meant *shifty eyes.

Great work.:)

-D-

Coyotemax
07-29-2009, 09:54 AM
It's not a huge secret really, check out the WIP thread here:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=6459

Credit where it's due again, the tutorial I was following was so clearly laid out it's hard NOT to make a good map from it :)

Coyotemax
09-05-2010, 03:33 AM
I just got informed that this map has been discovered hanging in the lobby of a higher-end resort in Jamaica. (what the heck? seriously??)

More details as I uncover them!

Avengeil
09-05-2010, 04:04 AM
I missed this map when you first-posted it and I have to say that it's really nice but is it's name Tirantia as it says in the map or Tarantia as it says in the forum?

Coyotemax
09-05-2010, 04:09 AM
I would go with what I put on the map itself, consider the forum spelling as a typo :)

Diamond
09-05-2010, 05:42 AM
I just got informed that this map has been discovered hanging in the lobby of a higher-end resort in Jamaica. (what the heck? seriously??)

More details as I uncover them!

Umm... congratulations? :D

I didn't see this when you posted it - I love this style. Awesome work.

Steel General
09-05-2010, 09:16 AM
This is quite nice C-Max, but for me the mountains seem out of place - I think the lines are to 'soft' compared to the rest of the piece.

*shrugs* just my opinion...

AslanC
09-05-2010, 10:26 AM
That is too funny Cmax... I would love to know how it wound up there ;)

Coyotemax
09-05-2010, 03:45 PM
This is quite nice C-Max, but for me the mountains seem out of place - I think the lines are to 'soft' compared to the rest of the piece.

*shrugs* just my opinion...

I totally agree, and if I were to do it again, I would absolutely do them different.

Hrm.. *ponders New York in this style..*

Immolate
09-06-2010, 01:26 AM
When I saw this map, I immediatley thought of the Ascension tutorial. I'd done one myself called Paragonia, but this one gives me some ideas. It's a great style but requires you to come up with a whole lot of names to keep the faith. I like the sublety of this one. For one thing, I think the lack of wave lines is an improvement. I'm also wondering if you decision to not follow the curves of the rivers with the labels is a plus or a minus. Now I'm tempted to do another though. Great job.

Coyotemax
09-06-2010, 01:46 AM
Honestly, at the time i did that I was using PS7 which did not have a way to fit the text to the curves.
But yeah, very definitely an ascension tutorial. i did the mountains different because I couldn't do the little caterpillary mountain ranges without it looking dorky. I think that could be something I move past now that I have some new techniques up my sleeve :)

ravells
09-06-2010, 05:48 AM
I just got informed that this map has been discovered hanging in the lobby of a higher-end resort in Jamaica. (what the heck? seriously??)

More details as I uncover them!

Now that is the best form of flattery! I went to a talk a few years ago by some famous illustrators, Jim Burns, the SF illustrator was one of them. He found copies of his work painted on the walls of Saddam Hussain's palace in photographs taken after Desert Storm.

Diamond
09-06-2010, 06:49 AM
Now that is the best form of flattery! I went to a talk a few years ago by some famous illustrators, Jim Burns, the SF illustrator was one of them. He found copies of his work painted on the walls of Saddam Hussain's palace in photographs taken after Desert Storm.

That's awesome and scary at the same time.

One night there's a knock at Coyotemax's door; he answers it and finds two sketchy-looking middle-eastern men in ill-fitting suits standing outside. One of them says, "Our employer wishes to discuss a commission with you... in person..." :D

ravells
09-06-2010, 09:53 AM
Ah I found a link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/photo_gallery/2956349.stm

Who would have thought Saddam was a fantasy art fan??

Djekspek
09-06-2010, 06:46 PM
An A+ for authentic looks Coyote! Really like this style, cheers!

jezelf
09-15-2010, 07:58 AM
only just discovered this thread. really like that, nicely done. well done

I would make one comment though - the background is aged and distressed, yet the fonts on it are brand new looking, just doesnt quite sit as well as they could do together for me. but thats nit-picking really. thanks for showing.

Coyotemax
09-16-2010, 03:00 AM
Jezelf: i understand what you're saying. I was kind of going for a weathered printing press style map, but the distressing to the text wasn't working too well in keeping it readable so I compromised.

Wait till you see the next one I'm doing in this sort of style :)

Jaxilon
09-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Awesome map. First time I have seen it here so I might have missed it before. I love the old fashioned look it has and the images in the corners. Very very nice. Really hanging at a resort? Wow, that is cool.

jezelf
09-17-2010, 07:27 AM
Jezelf: i understand what you're saying. I was kind of going for a weathered printing press style map, but the distressing to the text wasn't working too well in keeping it readable so I compromised.

Wait till you see the next one I'm doing in this sort of style :)

yeah making it readable is best. other options are having a older font that is more of the era, like on this (http://www.old-maps.com/ct/ct-state/ct_1766_park-web.jpg) from 1766 - the text is intact and readable but of it's time...also rather than distressing the text you can fade it a touch using the Fill % on the layer or Opacity% (in PS), or even make the text off-black and then do a slight inner-glow of black as if the ink as faded a bit - but all just suggestions, I've found that sometimes I can spend hours being arty and it just doesnt work better than keeping it simple - dont get me wrong - it all looks wonderful! looking forward to you next.

some other older maps of that era - http://www.old-maps.com (http://www.old-maps.com/ct/ct-PaperStateMaps.htm) that might be of useful reference.

cheers