April Challenge Entry - Arunhaon
Here is my preliminary map for the April Challenge. It is based off of one of the pregens (#3) posted in the Challenge thread. I've always wanted a chance to play around with Ascension's continent style maps and this seems like as good a time as any. I might be going back and recoloring the land mass, as I find the current color scheme a little too dark for my taste. I also want to try to get the general terrain types (as I interpret them) as close to the original map as I can.
Look forward to seeing what other folks will come up with.
April 2013 Challenge Entry - Arunhaon (semi-Final)
In case I don't get the chance to work on this map, I have decided to submit my latest WIP as the final version. If I get the chance tomorrow, I am going to add a few more cities and labels.
Major changes to this version: Reduced size of Logo and Compass. Added a legend and scale meter. Changed label font to be more legible. Added a bunch of cities and other places to the northwest corner of the map.
April 2013 Challenge Entry - Arunhaon (Final)
I know this is going to sound presumptuous, but I win! Oh I don't know that I've won the guild challenge. I'll let the vote speak for that. But for me, it has been very difficult for me to track through a project like this and actually reach a point where I consider the thing done. This challenge entry was as much about me challenging myself to get the job done as it was about competing with the other (very fine) maps made by my guild brethren. In that I succeeded and that makes me happier than you know.
I just want to thank Diamond for his/her kind words and inspiration. Going to toss out a thank you to Pasis and Ascension, who's wonderful tutorials formed the basis from which I built upon. Without them, this map would probably never have been made. I wish all of the other entrants the best of luck. I hope this challenge was as satisfying for you as it was for me.
Note: Uploaded a new version as I found an error in the text of the previous entry. (5/1/13) Since the voting hadn't begun yet, uploaded a slightly updated maps. Mostly I tried to label a couple of the mountain ranges.
Tools Used: GIMP 2.8, GIMP 2.6 (because 2.8.4 Alpha to Logo kept crashing on me), Photoshop CS2 (borrowed for the mountains and labels)
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