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AslanC
07-29-2009, 04:29 PM
I am working on a top down antique style map and was wondering how to make an effective looking gorge for the map?

Help?

Oh and I am using Ascension's antique tutorial for this process.

Thanks in advance :)

Ascension
07-29-2009, 04:40 PM
That's a good question. My first thought is that you'll have to hand draw it in an isometric view (3/4 top down) or something more icon-like so that you can get all of the descriptive lines in there. This goes in stark contrast to the mountain style used on Mercator maps (fuzzy caterpillars). I'll look through my collection to see if there's anything there that can be co-opted but I don't remember anything off the top of my head. Maybe someone else has a link.

Coyotemax
07-29-2009, 04:42 PM
are you doing it as strictly top down, or semi-isometric landscape features? (mountain and trees from the side with shading, etc)

If doing it as the fuzzy caterpillar/paramecium style, i imagine you could put the lines inside a shape..

AslanC
07-29-2009, 05:17 PM
Well I think my mountains and trees will be isometric, so I guess the gorge should be as well no?

Which also reminds me I gotta do some cliffs at some point and a waterfall.

Yikes... this is getting complicated ;)

Steel General
07-29-2009, 05:29 PM
I'd stick with the iso-metric-ish look.

AslanC
07-29-2009, 05:48 PM
Agreed. :)

Now if I only knew how to do that ;)

Anyone got a tutorial or some such?

Gamerprinter
07-29-2009, 05:57 PM
Here's one way of doing a gorde. A quickee gorge sketch.

GP

AslanC
07-29-2009, 06:07 PM
Thanks I will use it as a guideline :)

Gamerprinter
07-29-2009, 06:18 PM
Just giving you ideas is all. How 'bout this one? More like a desert canyon...

In both cases I also show the end of the canyon, on one side anyway. Make sure the higher ground slopes down to the water level, as that will be ground level beyond the area of the gorge.

GP

AslanC
07-29-2009, 06:23 PM
Just giving you ideas is all.

And I am super appreciative of them sir, please don't take anything I said in my last post as disrespectful at all. I meant it, I want use yours as a guideline :)


How 'bout this one? More like a desert canyon...

In both cases I also show the end of the canyon, on one side anyway. Make sure the higher ground slopes down to the water level, as that will be ground level beyond the area of the gorge.

Funnily enough that's where I need this one for... the desert/scrub.

Let me see what I can do :D

And thanks again. :)

CartoGeo
08-01-2009, 07:11 PM
Just giving you ideas is all. How 'bout this one? More like a desert canyon...

In both cases I also show the end of the canyon, on one side anyway. Make sure the higher ground slopes down to the water level, as that will be ground level beyond the area of the gorge.

GP

Thanks for posting the hand drawn (is that correct, those are inked/pencil scans?) because it has inspired me to try that style... I tend to have a serious ADD issue with sticking to one style until another interests me... having NOT found my own, because don't get to do map drawing enough. I will post some sketches of my own sometime that were done in Painter XI and posted to a MAP program (CC3) as symbols or full maps composites in Photoshop after drawing on my wacom in Painter XI.

Gamerprinter
08-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Thanks for posting the hand drawn (is that correct, those are inked/pencil scans?) because it has inspired me to try that style... I tend to have a serious ADD issue with sticking to one style until another interests me... having NOT found my own, because don't get to do map drawing enough. I will post some sketches of my own sometime that were done in Painter XI and posted to a MAP program (CC3) as symbols or full maps composites in Photoshop after drawing on my wacom in Painter XI.

Sometimes I use pencil, those were hand-drawn with pen, not inked pencil, but they were scanned, yes. Look forward to seeing what you do with them.

GP