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torstan
03-11-2010, 09:11 AM
I was playing around with a different style and got this. Thoughts?

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torstan
03-11-2010, 10:08 AM
This whole thing was insipred a bit by eastern brushwork but has quickly diverged. Here's another iteration with another brush:

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Steel General
03-11-2010, 01:11 PM
I like it...

Carnifex
03-11-2010, 01:37 PM
Nice colours on the second one. Looks very "authentic".

Ascension
03-11-2010, 06:29 PM
The second looks kind of watercolory, the first looks more stylish to me.

Najmir
03-11-2010, 07:33 PM
Kudos to you torstan.

I prefer the second. I can't determine depth off the first.

torstan
03-11-2010, 07:38 PM
Okay, so we're liking the way this is going then. I think turning on the wet brush setting for the next shot will be a good idea. I'll see what I can drum up.

Coyotemax
03-11-2010, 10:40 PM
Reminds me of when i was playing around with the Oten Jo map :)

Sapiento
03-12-2010, 03:39 AM
For some reason I like the first version more, it looks cleaner and has more expression.

Greason Wolfe
03-21-2010, 08:06 PM
I like both of them, for the most part. However, the second one, with its "smudgier" look, strikes me as something that might serve as a player hand-out. A mysterious map found by the characters. It's not clean and precise and looks, instead, like something that was done in a hurry by an "amateur," maybe on a scrap piece of paper/parchment with charcoal or small hunk of burnt wood, before it was misplaced. It could very easily, IMHO, make for a great adventure hook. Either way, it's looking like an interesting development, and I'll have to keep my eye on this thread.

GW

Kodiak
04-05-2010, 10:26 PM
I really, really love the style of the second one. I find the first too "ink blotchy", whereas the second I can actually tell they are mountains (and they look superb I might add)

torstan
04-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Thanks. I really need to get back to this and give it a shot for a proper full blown map. No prizes for guessing that it was inspired by the March Challenge.

SkarValidus
04-06-2010, 09:36 PM
I'm really liking the second one. It looks like a classic ink painting done from the top of a mountain or cliff... I think it looks less like a traditional map and more like a landscape painting. Oh, and very well done!