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Diamond
01-09-2010, 05:19 PM
I did this map a couple of months ago and forgot to post it! I tried for something more antique-y and stylized with this, inspired by Ascension's antique map tutorial. The mountain brushes are from Vandy, and the forest brushes are from Starkat (I think...). Kudos to both of you!

The culture of this continent is roughly analogous to 18th century Europe, specifically France (Aventine Empire), Scandinavia (the northern kingdoms), and an English/Italian fusion (the Hundred Houses and the Maritime Republics). This is a time where the old regimes are slowly starting to crumble and more liberal republican governments are taking over; the Aventine Empire is still ruled by a powerful hereditary emperor, but even his control is starting to slip. In the south are the Sardashi Kulganate and its vassal states, semi-theocratic empires which are on a bit of a cultural upswing and are competing with the northern realms.

Ascension
01-09-2010, 07:33 PM
Looks pretty good. I'd change that white stroke to match the paper color on the land, kind of tan-ish, but otherwise looks nice. Was going to rep ya but I have to owe ya instead.

SubLordHawk
01-09-2010, 08:48 PM
Very nice work.

Sapiento
01-10-2010, 02:03 AM
Great map!

Locution
01-10-2010, 05:27 AM
This is a great map! Duly repped.

Redrobes
01-10-2010, 06:10 AM
Nice one. Repped from me too !

Steel General
01-10-2010, 08:37 AM
Very nice stuff here Diamond!

Diamond
01-10-2010, 07:07 PM
Thanks, fellas!

Syt
01-11-2010, 05:29 AM
Very nice. Only complaint I have is that the dude on the bottom left has letters across his portrait, something that might be regarded as an affront to the person. ;)

TheJayde
01-11-2010, 07:29 PM
How did you do the mountains and forests and the like? They're fantastic

Diamond
01-11-2010, 09:03 PM
Very nice. Only complaint I have is that the dude on the bottom left has letters across his portrait, something that might be regarded as an affront to the person. ;)
True... but I'm too lazy to fix it at the moment. :D

How did you do the mountains and forests and the like? They're fantastic
They're just photoshop brushes posted by the kind folks on this forum.

Eilathen
03-27-2010, 03:23 PM
Hey Diamond,

I couldn't find those forest/tree brushes you were using for this map. Care to share? I really dig them (as i do the mountain brushes, but i think i found them).

silverhead
03-28-2010, 05:27 AM
Wow! Very nice. My only complaint is that I don't like too much the images of the politicians/leaders. I understand that's there for a complete 18th-century-ish feel, but I personally would like it more if they weren't there.

rwaluchow
03-28-2010, 03:49 PM
Gorgeous map.

torstan
03-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Very pretty. Looks lovely. Well done!

Diamond
03-28-2010, 07:43 PM
This reminds me I haven't posted the new and improved version in the Finished section yet...


Hey Diamond,

I couldn't find those forest/tree brushes you were using for this map. Care to share? I really dig them (as i do the mountain brushes, but i think i found them).
Mountains: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?4875-VANDY-Makes-Map-Symbols&highlight=vandy+mountains

Forests: http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?6419-Calligraphic-Map-Symbols (by StarRaven, not StarKat :D)

Quick forum search turned both those links up in a few seconds...

Eilathen
03-29-2010, 04:55 AM
Thanks a lot, Diamond.
The mountains, i already had, but the forest eluded me because i was searching for the username (StarKat) and that didn't turn up any results (now we know why :D ) . Again, thanks a bunch :)

Coyotemax
03-29-2010, 08:52 AM
Nice stuff! I love this look :)

Ramah
04-06-2010, 04:54 PM
Lovely map, Diamond. Really nice. I especially liked how antique the oceans look. :)