I thought your first map was cool. This one is simply incredible! Wow.
Not sure about the lines crossing over the ship and map title, though. May be accurate for the style you're after, but--especially on the ship--it makes me cringe.
all the lines are a simple stroke-effect with the spatter and sprayed stroke brush strokes filters applied to them, which i think make for a very convincing realistic hand-drawn effect.
The mountains and trees were drawn in pencil/ink and scanned, though they did undergo some blurring, sharpening and filters
The houses were drawn in a tablet on PS and were subjected to the same blurring and sharpening and filters to make them match a bit more
The text is normal text in PS... with the same effects applied
that spatter & spray stroke - thats photoshop? Illustrator? and is it a custom brush stroke you donwlnoaded? I have to try that - I always struggle with creating the grungy ink look. Nice work -
Looking good. The only critique I have is that the text on the left-hand side looks a bit too clean and crisp given that throughout the rest of the map the you have a sort of "ink-smear" effect going on. You may want to grunge up the text a bit. Otherwise looking good.
This is a really cool map. I love the way you drew the mountains. My only critique would be how you faded the squiggly water lines. It looks like you just went around all the edges with the eraser, which is fine, but I think it adds a little bit of artificiality to an otherwise hand-drawn styled map. Maybe you could make the blurring a little less uniform, or use another filter effect?
Changed your thread title for you.
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Spatter and spray strokes ... hmmm ... I have to try that!