The idea is interesting but it looks like too obviously pasted elements together. Also the orange things are way too pixellated.
To add to what Max has said, the contrast between the blurred central image and the hard pixelated arms of the compass rose is disorienting. Also, the characters within and surrounding the central part of the compass rose sort of get lost due to their blurriness and small size.
The desaturated colours are a lot better and at this size the pixels are difficult to spot, though if you can blur them ever so slightly (keeping the rest of the image untouched) i think they'd look better. overall though, I think it looks quite nice
This is anyway my first map made by computer. Im not so good at drawing, so be nice
I can do some images using different all-ready-there photos.
Ill put some pictures, need to just have it ready.. This world is big, so theres lots of to do..
Last edited by Kyaarmi; 03-22-2013 at 02:37 PM.
It's pretty. You're doing hand-drawn effects on parchment. Think about how your in-character cartographer would get the blurred effect, and why. Could it be watercolor/ ink wash? Are there instances of those effects elsewhere on the map? If so, the effect is more believable than just the element by itself.
Mmmh.. Im not sure if i did understand everythink right.. but.. mmh.. u mean is there more blur effects in map?