View Full Version : WIP Estwind - for D&D 4e campaign

01-19-2010, 10:53 AM
Using the awesome Saderan tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com//showthread.php?8086-%5BAward-Winner%5D-Saderan-a-tutorial), I was able to put this together last night.

Since I'm still working on it, the map doesn't include the regions, cities, or finer details I have planned but I'll be updating this thread as I go.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Also, this is my first post in this forum. Yay me!


01-19-2010, 11:04 AM
Welcome 121! Your map looks good, you seem to have experienced no trouble following the tutorial. I love Tear's style and you nailed it perfectly. The shape of the land looks convincing to me and I like how the land (the outer contours) seems to form some sort of oval. Have some rep!

01-19-2010, 11:25 AM
Thanks for the compliment/rep Gandwarf. The map I attached is tiny compared to what the production map looks like. The full version I'm using is 3840x2160 @ 300dpi and 16bit CMYK as I plan on printing it out in a nice large format for my campaign. I noticed my Mac chewing a little near the end and I wonder how long saves are going to take once I finish adding all the fine detail. :D

Steel General
01-19-2010, 01:13 PM
Very nice - look forward to seeing more from you.

01-19-2010, 09:23 PM
3840x2160? 121 is my kinda guy!

01-20-2010, 10:40 AM
I actually wanted to upload the most recent version of the map last night but got caught up in font choices and naming regions. I'll have a more recent version posted this evening.

01-21-2010, 12:25 AM
Now with (some) regions, cities, seas, and oceans. :D

01-22-2010, 02:05 AM
I like the colors, but I think you should remove the beveling on the lake south of Woodwick, and check the river flow in those areas. Also I was curious about how you wanted Ul'Fon pronounced. (Some languages use ' to represent a glottal stop, but I believe that you can't make a glottal stop after an l).

But it looks sharp!

01-22-2010, 05:52 PM
Ul'fon is pronounced Ool (as in pool) fon (as in fawn). Likewise Ul'waru would be Ool-wah-roo. The region is an Orc kingdom and I wanted to have some play on their language for my D&D game. Ul meaning Orc, Ul'fon = Orc's land, Ul'waru = Orc's city. There are some finer points to the language that I have in my DM notes. :D