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vernontwinkie
03-17-2010, 06:50 PM
removed by me

GygaxLives
03-17-2010, 07:34 PM
Wow... I love those mountains. How did you make them?

Diamond
03-17-2010, 07:50 PM
Those mountains are FANTASTIC!

vernontwinkie
03-18-2010, 01:23 AM
It's a hand-drawn design I worked on. Took FOREVER to get them right. I have many different mtn ranges drawn and scanned so I can insert them and edit them as needed. I plan on adding the political lines and roads shortly. Any critiques for the land itself?

Gamerprinter
03-18-2010, 01:38 AM
While the basic coastlines placed are fine, they are too smooth, especially near that southwestern rounded horn. Using the coast you have now as a guideline, really roughen up your coast with a jitter action while drawing them. Just so you know, I often hand-draw my mountains, scan and place them on my maps now - its a technique I've been using for years now. You seem to be on the right track - just roughen up your coastlines and this will be much improved.

GP

vernontwinkie
03-18-2010, 02:35 AM
Thank you very much for the info. I used AutoRealm for the landmass. It just didn't fractalize the way I wanted. I'll for sure roughen it up a bunch when I transfer it. RobA also informed me that I should increase the image size. I will for sure do that before I deem it "finished"

Ascension
03-18-2010, 02:58 AM
Um, Vernon...I don't think Fragless would like you taking credit for his mountains on the Map of Eltar. I know that you mentioned that you like his style in your Intro thread and even provided the link to the map http://fragless.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Eltar-28208522 but you copy/pasted his mountains from there and just made them a little bit smaller and moved chunks around a bit. I checked it by putting your mountains over top of his map. I can see copying one or two mountain peaks but you lifted whole chunks of ranges. Sorry, dude.

Diamond
03-18-2010, 03:35 AM
Well that's messed up. Can I take back my rep?

GygaxLives
03-18-2010, 09:50 AM
Holy crap! I feel dirty...

vernontwinkie
03-18-2010, 12:54 PM
It's not exactly copied from his. I did trace his mountain and hand drew much of them. I admit that i should have given him credit for the design and style of the mountains. I did not see it as a huge issue, because I am going to print the current map, then trace and edit the mountains as I need them. I'm not going to just print this and call it mine. Again, I apologize for forgetting to give credit where credit is due. Those mountains that are on mine are edited and will be further edited.

ravells
03-18-2010, 04:18 PM
It's a hand-drawn design I worked on. Took FOREVER to get them right. I have many different mtn ranges drawn and scanned so I can insert them and edit them as needed. I plan on adding the political lines and roads shortly. Any critiques for the land itself?

Gerard Mercator says:

Steel General
03-18-2010, 04:50 PM
I like that...nice one Ravs! :D

Talroth
03-18-2010, 04:58 PM
If you are doing this for someone's book, as in something that might be published, then I strongly suggest that you do NOT even trace elements from the work of someone else. As you can see it can be very easy for such elements to be caught.

By all means use their style, and study existing works, but make sure each element in the final is something you've drawn all by yourself.

vernontwinkie
03-18-2010, 08:44 PM
If you are doing this for someone's book, as in something that might be published, then I strongly suggest that you do NOT even trace elements from the work of someone else. As you can see it can be very easy for such elements to be caught.

By all means use their style, and study existing works, but make sure each element in the final is something you've drawn all by yourself.

Thank you for your comment. I fully plan to draw all of it myself. I mentioned in my initial post that it was far from complete and I was going to hand draw it. I've also been working a long time to emulate their style. To the rest: I have already apologized for not giving credit where credit was due. Please keep any further posts to the point of my request: looking for major geographical errors. There really is no need to be rude and post inflammatory remarks.