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Noon
12-12-2009, 05:57 PM
This map is inspired by the Saderan map of Tear (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=7920&page=2)

I couldn't use his tutorial because I didn't know how to translate some functions of Photoshop into GIMP (Layer style, group with previous layer ...).
So I tried to do everything by myself and there is the result, for the moment :)

No idea of the scale, no idea for names, cities, no rivers ... not very inspired at the end :?

Redrobes
12-12-2009, 06:30 PM
Its great. I don't know the scale but as a set of islands in a world then the mountains could be very large. If it was similar to Hawaii or a small island set then they would be about right. The shape of them is very nice.

I am not sure about the white lines. I know many people put them on their map and I think there is some method to their position and direction and your lines might be correct, but it looks a little confused in the middle where they cross over each other.

Good use of color and texture too.
8)

Ascension
12-12-2009, 07:23 PM
I do my rhumb lines basically as a a set of compass lines (turned into a brush) and place the center at the ports. So If you sail directly east then you follow this line or if you sail southwest then you follow this line. The colors are nice and I think you did a good job with what you had. The pattern on the land might be a little big because it looks like there are some big canyons with that pattern. I think a little more work or development and you might get something pretty cool. By the way, who did the artwork on that Rhim website? It's awesome.

Noon
12-14-2009, 04:58 PM
Thank you to you both.

The inspiration is back :D I modified the colors (in GIMP), and added some labels, roads and a scale (in Inkscape).

I think it's over.

Ascension
12-14-2009, 05:46 PM
Those are some nice looking colors.

Jaxilon
12-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Whoa, this is nice. I attempted to follow that tutorial and ended up with an absolute pile of rubbish. Not only do I seem to have issues with tutorials, LOL, but I too don't know how to translate it into the Gimp speak.

At least yours looks great.

Diamond
12-15-2009, 03:28 AM
Wow, that's a world of difference from the first version to the second. The first already looked pretty nice, but the second one is fantastic!

rdanhenry
12-15-2009, 04:54 AM
The second version is more developed, but I prefer the colors of the first version. The revised colors are still nice, though.

Noon
12-16-2009, 12:32 PM
By the way, who did the artwork on that Rhim website? It's awesome.

I forgot to answer you.
There are several illustrators in the team of Rhim. You can discover some of them here : http://www.rhim.fr/?pg=illustrateurs
Initially, I was selected to work on the illustrations too, but I wasn't inspired by the creatures and they needed a cartographer :)


The second version is more developed, but I prefer the colors of the first version. The revised colors are still nice, though.

Thank you.
The second colors matches me better (not sure of the translation :/)
I often use green olive, yellow ocher and reddish blue in my watercolors.


Whoa, this is nice. I attempted to follow that tutorial and ended up with an absolute pile of rubbish. Not only do I seem to have issues with tutorials, LOL, but I too don't know how to translate it into the Gimp speak.

At least yours looks great.

I spent much time in this tutorial, and even if I couldn't translate it into the Gimp, the template was very helpful to me.


Wow, that's a world of difference from the first version to the second. The first already looked pretty nice, but the second one is fantastic!

Thank you very much Diamond. The first message of Ascension motivated me ("I think a little more work or development and you might get something pretty cool.")