First Work - The Lands of Drakovar
Hello there, I'm quite new in the forum (just exploring the tutorials and the talented works of the users).
This is my first attempt ever to create a digital map for my RP adventure, but this forum inspired me A LOT!
I've used materials posted on this forum and PS for this first work and I need tons of more practice to gain acceptable levels
This is the map of the Lands of Drakovar a brand new House from my "A Song of Ice and Fire" RP campaign.
All the names related to the saga are copyrighted by the "A Song of Ice and Fire" author.
The Lands of Drakovar - Map
Interesting parchment, looks like plywood. I kinda like it, gives it some character. Nice map.
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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Nice map! The papyrusroll fits really well to it.
Have some rep for your first map!
Nice!! maybe the text is a little bright for this style map but you can read it so that's all that reall matters have some rep!!
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Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
Nice job for your first map.
Out of curiosity, the name of your campaign reminds me of something like I've hearded about it again(obsidian portal maybe) but I'm not that sure.
I think this is an excellent first attempt. You've mastered some important techniques very quickly and it shows. Contrast is important, but complicated. It is hard to be subtle and yet still make your map easily understood. The white text is a bit too dramatic and would probably "feel" better if it were taken down a few nothes. Another important detail is toning down your blacks. They aren't as visually startling but pure black would fade on an old map.
Rep to you for taking the time to learn so much before beginning and for producing a nice map.