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    Default August 2013 Entry - Port Kullen

    I don't have anything to show just yet but I'll post the source image I am working from. It's not a big town but there is a lot of stuff missing from the original that I shall add. There will also be some slight "retconning" so that it makes more sense. The climate is somewhat greenlandish. I may incorporate other elements into the map. I did consider making an isometric map, but I want to stay close to the original.

    Port Kullen is a town map from 2004. It was part of an old RP campaign set in my main world where all my stories and things take place.

    The settlement is a colony - but the atmosphere is more like the viking colonies of Vinland rather than later colonies such as Jamestown. It's a joint enterprise between some nobles and a merchant house trying to exploit the local mineral wealth. There are natives too but they aren't native american inspired. They are something else. There are also a few supernatural horrors too.
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    I did some work briefly on this tonight. Nothing special - just deciding where the buildings will go. There will be a lot of hand drawn elements but they will be done in SAI.

    14 is a big temporary warehouse with a canvas roof - almost like an enormous tent. It'll need to be entirely hand drawn instead of using the line tool.

    There's a church (12) but it is made of wood. As I want to show that some time has passed so I am going to add a stone one currently under construction nearby.

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    Another update though I still have a lot to do. I am putting a little more effort into the details. Then I want to make the whole thing look dreary and windswept. Which might turn out terrible - who knows.

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    As always your houses are amazing, but I ended up liking the port platforms and ships more for some reason

    Nothing to add really, just had to say it is turning out pretty good.

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    Your roofs are really cool and the farmland too. Well it's because I wanted to make some but was not sure how.

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    Amazing rooftops. I would not ever have the patience to sit down and draw them individually.
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    Thanks everyone.

    Azelor: I just use lines like that generally. It looks like crop/vegetable patch rows so it works for me. On closer up things I'll add a little shading to give it more depth but generally I find just a basic background colour with those lines works.

    JustMango: I must admit stealing the style of the waves from yours and Arshees's recent maps. I think they look more effective than my usual cloudier looking wave patterns.

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    I'll admit to stealing the waves from Arsheesh as well, but hey, you know what they all say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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    Looks very nice and inspirational, I really like your houses, a lot of small details. And so far the competition in this months challenge doesn't look too hard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clercon View Post
    And so far the competition in this months challenge doesn't look too hard
    Looks can be very deceiving.
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