City of Raijuvak
The last map so far for the Avalanche project, the city of Raijuvak
Hand drawn (apart of the forests), scanned and processed in PS.
Really nice! I like it a lot :-)
I like that color scheme so much better than a true medieval color scheme, very easy on the eyes.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
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This came out very nice. The tree houses are intriguingly anomalous in this style. Those trees also seem surprisingly large compared to the rest.
Thank you all.
Originally Posted by rdanhenry
The trees: it was not unusual on medieval maps that persons or buildings where at a 'false' relation in size. For example here and here. I made the trees especially bigger to emphasize their meaning; you can think of them as a kind of skyscraper.
Really nice modernisation of the medieval style, as Ascension said. Great colours and lovely work!
Did You really draw this by hand? Though the city is small, the work had to be quite tedious. Very nice.
I like the hand-drawn elements; they give a nice primitive style. Unfortunately, the blackletter font seems jarring to me in that context. It's too regular, too machine-made. A little distortion in shape, possibly just in the baselines of the characters might make a big difference.
Apart of the surrounding forest everything is handdrawn.
Originally Posted by Dron
Good point. But there's still the possibility of printing the letters. Then the map would be hand drawn while the text is the product of a printing press.
Originally Posted by waldronate