Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Adailis - First City Map

  1. #1
      TheDingo is offline
    Guild Novice
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6

    Map Adailis - First City Map

    G'day everyone.

    Been trawling the forums here for a while, learning what I can through observation of both finished projects, and the various tutorials around; as well as what little I already knew about using Photoshop.

    With all of that, I've created my very first city, and while even now I can see some issues with it; I'll say I'm quite happy for it for a first actual attempt. (Though the shacks/tiny houses and the like in Shantyville came out -too- small. Maybe there's only rats living there.)

    Comments, suggestions, and tips for future are thoroughly encouraged! Got to learn somehow.


    - Dingo.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Adailis - First City Map-adailis-city.jpg  

  2. #2
      Larb is offline
    Guild Artisan Larb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    920

    Default

    That looks great. I can see what you mean about the shanty houses, they could use being slightly bigger and being a different colour too to further distinguish them from the more regular buildings.

  3. #3
      jtougas is offline
    Guild Master Facebook Connected jtougas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Wales Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,737
    Blog Entries
    24

    Default

    Another great city !! I am a huge fan of city maps and this one is wonderful. I love cities that have a "soul" or a feeling that they have been there for a while they've had time to develop stories and secrets. Great Job !! Repped.

    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.
    Finished Maps
    Kingdom Of Shendenflar Campaign Setting (WIP)
    Attribution Instructions

    Everything I post is free for use and redistribution under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 licence, except where noted otherwise in the thread.

  4. #4
      BISHDP is offline
    Guild Apprentice Facebook Connected BISHDP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    41

    Default

    Excellent city. I can see many interesting adventures and stories coming from there. I loved the little courtyards or plazas that you made inside the building areas between the streets. Well done sir, well done.

  5. #5
      anstett is offline
    Guild Journeyer Gracious Donor
    Facebook Connected
    anstett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    210

    Default

    I like the shanty town area. Feels very ghetto like, perhaps kobolds? halflings? wererats? fishpeople?

    BOB
    We do not stop playing because we grow old.
    We grow old because we stop playing.

    www.dragonslayers-society.org

  6. #6
      arsheesh is offline
    Community Leader arsheesh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    4,152

    Default

    Quite a nice city Dingo. The only constructive feedback I have is that the text in your map key is a bit hard on the eyes. I think it's that thick white stroke. Have you tried simply keeping the text black?

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •