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Blaidd Drwg
04-04-2010, 05:19 AM
Here's a map I've been irregularly working on for the last two weeks.

It's the kingdom of Muyremere from my homebrew campaign setting. The map faces east, since the ocean is that way (a large continent lies to the west) and the people of Muyremere are renowned for their seafaring skills. On the left hand side of the map is a sort of sidebar (not visible in this cropped image) which I'll use for a legend and the coats of arms of the 6 duchies that make up the country.

I've tried to use the forest style that I found in Blaeu's maps, which I think is really beautiful (Blaeu's work I mean; I'm not blowing my own trumpet here :P).
Here's a link to a huge atlas of theirs: http://www.leidenarchief.nl/content/view/103/68/
There's a link on the bottom of the page that says: "bekijk de atlassen in de viewer." Click it to see al the good stuff :D

Ghostman
04-04-2010, 06:24 AM
Beautiful hand-drawn mountains. The town/castle/tower icons look a bit blurry but that could just be from scanning at low res.

Kodiak
04-05-2010, 09:34 PM
I really like the subtle use of colouring on your forests and mountains. I wonder if it would look good to do a very subtle blue on the coastlines as well, to make the water stand out from the land more. I don't know if that will draw attention away from the land or not, just a thought though. Otherwise it looks great.

Blaidd Drwg
04-06-2010, 01:48 AM
I really like the subtle use of colouring on your forests and mountains. I wonder if it would look good to do a very subtle blue on the coastlines as well, to make the water stand out from the land more. I don't know if that will draw attention away from the land or not, just a thought though. Otherwise it looks great.
That's my plan :)

Meridok
04-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Oh very nice! I always like seeing hand-drawn maps. Shall watch for more with anticipation. :D

Ramah
04-08-2010, 07:22 PM
Really loving your forests. :)

This is looking lovely. Do more please.

Blaidd Drwg
06-01-2010, 01:59 AM
Just a quick update to show I'm not dead or anything :)

Katto
06-01-2010, 02:10 AM
Wow, great progress! I really like the tree smbols with its little shadows and the mountains look great too!

Diamond
06-01-2010, 02:24 AM
That's freaking great! And your writing is gorgeous. Repped!

tilt
06-01-2010, 05:01 PM
looking really good - love a good handdrawn map and you have a very nice look going there :)