A nice map with great style. I will have to update the thumb map with the new style version soon. Well done.
I like everything about this map except...except the sea. I guess I don't know what the texture is trying to be. I suggest just using the same texture as the land but perhaps a little darker? dunno.
Can someone help me out with the scale? I've seen several numbers floating around, and I'm not sure which to use.
I want to map the Hammerfall region, but I don't know how big it really is. If the entire map is roughly 600 miles square, then I'm thinking it's about 20 (or so) miles at it's farthest points (the "nose" of the hammer to the "claw" end). Is that about right, or is the map smaller than that?
Last edited by industrygothica; 07-07-2008 at 02:26 AM.
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Originally Posted by waldronate
Bryan Ray, visual effects artist
Well I have made a few compass roses to see what you think... let me know if any of them work for you. I can make just about anything but I need an idea to work from... for now I used the "scar" as a center piece and also tried a sword.
They are PS brushes as normal...
I will see what I can come up with I had thought about making it some sort of lighthouse but I think bands of smoke and lights will be better. The only thing I worry about is making it understandable as a compass and still make it "ethereal". I will not know until I can try it out tonight with my beloved Photoshop... I will post the test(s) soon after.
I was wondering about the legend behind the Witchlights… seems like the ones behind the lights are Witches not to be taken lightly… and also I was wandering if a witches hat and "warted" nose comming out of the ethereal lights might make fine points on the compass rose… hummm...
Well, I came up with one that I like although it is not very ethereal... I will let you be the judge while I do some more tests with the ethereal cloud type compass. I made it a brush as always.
Since the lights can be seen from the sea as well, I'd think many tales would get started that way, and other cultures in the area might have some sort of superstitions--or even celebrations--of the occurrence.
Regardless, I like the witchy-rose.