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Auth
09-15-2009, 01:09 PM
Well, technically a newer version of the Valcia map I've already made, but at any rate, here's a quick copy of the compass I've made for it:

http://fc07.deviantart.com/fs51/f/2009/257/6/6/Valcian_Steel___Compass_Rose_by_TheValcian.png

What do you all think?

Steel General
09-15-2009, 01:35 PM
I think it's pretty cool, looks like something that would fit with HALO or Command & Conquer.

Auth
09-15-2009, 01:54 PM
Thanks. Yeah, the new map will definitely not fit into any traditional style - instead of a painting, it will be a giant slab of chiseled and engraved steel (done digitally, of course).

Redrobes
09-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Cool ! - do post once done.

Auth
09-15-2009, 03:51 PM
Will do, definitely.

The only thing I'll need to figure out is what size to make it to share on here - the file in it's original size is 14,400 x 10,800 pixels (36" x 48" @ 300 dpi - to be printed & framed for my office), and that is waaay too big to share online. It'll have to be shrunk down; I just hope the quality won't be too degraded by it.

The compass in the OP, though, is at full size.

Ascension
09-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Chop it up into sections, fourths would probably do. Nice tech style.

Auth
09-15-2009, 06:49 PM
Chop it up into sections, fourths would probably do. Nice tech style.

Now that's not a bad idea.

altasilvapuer
09-17-2009, 12:05 AM
Wow. Very superb, very elegant..
Duly repped!

-asp

Auth
10-07-2009, 10:16 PM
I just posted the map! The compass' overall design is the same, but I went through and fleshed out more detail. Overall, I'd say the compass is more 'polished', not in a physical sense, but in a professional sense.

At any rate, here's the new map:

http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?p=83411