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euio
04-06-2010, 10:40 AM
Because I can't think of a relevant title.

I just got a tablet, and this'll be my first map with it. I've fooled around with it a little bit and surprisingly found that I could actually draw better with it than I could on paper. So amazing.

Oh yeah, the map. The basic idea is a huge, water-filled cavern with an island in the centre where there's a city. The map itself will be the notes of a human explorer.

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torstan
04-06-2010, 11:32 AM
Great stuff. Looking very nice indeed, and great to have another entrant into the challenge.

Jaxilon
04-06-2010, 12:47 PM
Love the hand drawn look.

Ascension
04-06-2010, 04:28 PM
Uh oh, another budding master here. Nice work so far.

euio
04-06-2010, 04:58 PM
Thanks, everybody.

Here are some labels, plus some fun effects:

Djekspek
04-06-2010, 06:04 PM
I like the concept and the drawings are great! I assume the page texture (with the shaded line in the center) is intended to make it look like book-pages, right? if so i like the effect ... cheers!

euio
04-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Nice to know the book-shading works. Here's some more stuff. How's the fading look on this one?

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euio
04-06-2010, 09:33 PM
Here's how it looks without the fading, by the way.

euio
04-07-2010, 08:34 AM
Working on an isometric 'inset' map, showing the surrounding area. I've still got side-tunnels and labels to do.

euio
04-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Do my elevation markings make sense here?

euio
04-08-2010, 12:44 PM
I think I'm nearly done.

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Djekspek
04-09-2010, 05:12 PM
I really like the special effects euio, great overal look and composition. However, with all the specials it's a little hard to read the text/details now, making it hard to understand what the map is about. maybe you can make the text/linework a little more readable (maybe ease on opacity or something...) cheers!

Jaxilon
04-11-2010, 06:28 PM
I like the look you have going on as well. I agree with Dj regarding the print being a bit hard to make out. Maybe too much shadows going on? I can't determine where the light source is. It sort of looks like it's illuminated by moonlight underneath a skylight or something which would be real hard to read anyway. Either way congrats on your new tablet I'm sure you will be pounding out more and more fantastic stuff all the time now.

euio
04-11-2010, 08:01 PM
Okay, how's this:

EDIT: Thinking about adding in woodgrain.

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Jaxilon
04-11-2010, 09:50 PM
I think that is more clear. I can read it now. It's like looking at some pages from the journal of the first explorer there.

euio
04-13-2010, 09:07 PM
I guess I'm done, then.

Unless anybody has any more suggestions.

Jaxilon
04-13-2010, 09:43 PM
Have you tried putting like a wood grain behind the book so it looks like it's sitting on a table? It sounds easy enough to do but then you know how that goes :)

euio
04-14-2010, 04:09 AM
I originally didn't put any in because I didn't want to distract from the actual map any more, but I think it looks pretty good:

EDIT: Fixed the shadows a bit.

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Jaxilon
04-14-2010, 04:24 AM
Yeah I think that adds more character than just the black.

To me this looks like the notes a spy might take for his King prior to planning an invasion. I'm always looking of stories I guess.