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Larb
01-14-2010, 11:42 PM
Someone suggested this one based on a setting from a series of games. I wanted to try a completely different style to what I'd done before and also do something a little more light-hearted.

Not completely happy with it but I picked up quite a bit from doing it. Also all the labels are handwritten. I actually find that more convenient to do than mess around with fonts in photoshop. =P

Ascension
01-15-2010, 02:04 AM
Quite cute...in a macho cool kind of way. :) Nice job.

moutarde
01-15-2010, 04:03 AM
That looks quite nice, well done :)

Gandwarf
01-15-2010, 07:24 AM
Very nice Larb. Did you create the symbols yourself?

Larb
01-15-2010, 09:22 AM
Yeah, I drew everything (I've been trying to avoid abusing layer styles too much, only used an outer glow on the road and an inner glow on the river).
I did the outlines on one layer and coloured them in on another one underneath. Which will be why the angles won't match up perfectly.

Steel General
01-15-2010, 09:49 AM
I like it, it's got a cartoon-y groove to it :)

lopsided earthling
01-15-2010, 02:36 PM
nice work! It looks like a good story is in there somewhere! :idea:

rafaelrzacharias
01-15-2010, 05:41 PM
Nice job on this map. I like your style boy.. so far, so good! ^^
I'm looking forward to see more! You have some neat skills ;)
I couldn't avoid to notice a hard asiatic influence, from the names to the bamboo forest thing and the shrine. Are you from somewhere in Asia?
My favorite parts are: the river, the red shrine ^^ and the clouds you put on the mountains top. very nice! :)

congrats!

Larb
01-15-2010, 08:05 PM
Oh, no, I'm as western as they come. =P The map is where a series of japanese games are based (some may know it, but that's why it has that kind of feel), but there is no official map for it, so I made one. I didn't create the world, just interpreted things already out there.

Oh, one other thing I tried to concentrate on was mainly solid colours. Usually I'm using low opacity brushes or pen pressure when colouring things, but I tried to avoid that this time round. You get a way different look. (Originally the forest was all various shades and stuff, but I didn't like it, so I just did a solid colour with a slight highlight on all the trees and I like it much more.)

Graphomaniax
01-16-2010, 02:21 AM
Your symbols are excellent! Bravo!
But map feels kinda...empty. Maybe you'll add some meaningless decorations? I think it would be nice.
P.S. No other touhou fans here, eh?

Djekspek
01-16-2010, 08:58 PM
I really like your style, nice picto drawings indeed and i like the handdrawn labels as well. cheers