Post By GreatWhiteNorth
First Fantasy Cartography
Yes, it's another Westeros map. First time posting here, and in fact my first go-round at fantasy cartography in general. I've had quite a bit of training as a cartographer in an academic setting, but this is my first digital map of a fictional place, so I decided to go with something familiar. Additionally, this is my first use of photoshop, so any comment/tips/suggestions would be appreciated. Let me know what you think!
Nice Map, Welcome to the Guild GreatWhiteNorth.
I really like this style! That makes me think about "Valdia" map from Auth.
I like the grainy / sandstone texture to it and the greenish color of the sea.
Around the coast it's too dark in my taste but it's a style.
Some of the critics to his map could actually be applied here such as "mountain elevation".
check here : Auth WIP from cartographer's guild
It's the exact style I can't do and I'm trying to grasp, do you have some resources to share, please? some of your process or external links.
Well done, I can't wait to see te next step.
Believe it or not, I sort of fell in love a finished version of "Valcia: Regional Fantasy Map" and applied that style to my map. That means, unfortunately, I don't have any external links to share. Essentially what I did was just apply the sandstone texture to the various layers I used (background colors and oceans were painted in photoshop, vector layers like text, cities, roads, etc were made in Illustrator and brought over). Mountains were hand drawn using some brushes I created in Illustrator as described by the maker of "Valcia" on a different forum, and they took the most time by far. Being sort of new to Photoshop, I still don't have a solid grasp of highlighting/adding elevation type indicators to the mountains by hand.