Nothing wrong with big projects, and this one looks good so far.
Finally got time to make a start on a full-scale version. Nothing much to see but figured I'd post to say that I am, in fact, still working on it.
Great! Glad to see you're still working on it.
Between graduations, family visits, work, and the holidays I haven't had much time to do anything fun lately. BUT, I have rekindled this one since I had some free time last night and hopefully over the next couple of days.
I wasn't much liking my Photoshop start so I decided to try out Illustrator. Just bought CS4 and it was sitting there not doing much of nothing so I figured "why not". Right now I'm just trying out some building shapes. Not sure whether I'd rather try to fully draw buildings in Illustrator or to just make shapes and then bring them into Photoshop and use them as a mask for painting. I see some people getting good results in Illustrator but I'm a novice with the tool so I'll probably go the latter route.
Okay, back to it.
Looks like a good start
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I'm liking your building outlines. Those are what I was thinking we need if we want others to create detailed buildings for our city maps.
I'm not sure about the true sizes of medieval towns, villages, or hamlets. I'd guess this one would qualify as a city even by today's standards. Fantasy settings tend to overpopulate, though, so I suppose that's okay.
As I mess with this I wonder if my scale between the fortress and the city buildings is maybe going to look off. I did intend for many of the buildings inside the walls (and the tower itself) to be quite large...but the buildings in town look miniscule by comparison. I think some of the scale issues will resolve themselves when I get trees and such in there.
Threw on a rough scale and a kludged compass rose.
Good lookin start...those are some nice building shapes, good clustering, and follow roads well.
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