Oh man, that is a fine piece of work Ramah! My hat is off to you sir.
This was done as a commission for Empyrean Games for their upcoming RPG - Clockwork Soul. You may remember the WIP thread a long time ago. http://www.cartographersguild.com/sh...?12251-Bellows
Well this one was a real bitch. Shane at Empyrean was great about it but I basically gave up on ever completing this map. Doing an overland map is one thing and doing a city map is another. But doing the inside of a mechanical city with all its workings exposed is an order of magnitude removed and I struggled with both confidence and ability.
After my recent break from mapping where I concentrated more on painting I finally felt able to try and tackle this beast once again. And here is the result:
This is one of the cities from Empyrean's world of Mechanol. It is a sentient clockwork being and along with a bunch of other cities makes its slow way around the continent taking what it needs from the ground and carrying its occupants on its back and in its belly.
EDIT: Added some background info.
Like I said on DA, that is a work of art. Truly beautiful.
"I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."
I am deeply impressed!
Thanks a lot guys, appreciate the words. I like how the map turned out but man alive, this is very much a love/hate thing for me.
By the way, I added a little info in the original post.
it ended up beautiful Ramah, great work - concider yourself repped Sir
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Love it, Ramah!
Wow Ramah, that is intricate. So much details in all those mechanics. I can totally see why you love/hated it. I find that I get to those points myself on just an overland map at some point in the process, I can only imagine.
Great work, this is amazing.
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