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    No problem, lost! You earned it,
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    Hey there Iostatsea! Who am I to judge your maps, you are a greater cartographer! About your Dark Journey map, reading my fellow cartographers bellow, I agree with everything they say. The map lacked some more details, and the overall blackness isn`t my personal taste (which means nothing, since you can`t please everyone haha), but again your story was great, and I have to say it was a tough challenge (it was the first challenge I couldn`t think of anything to do!). Hope I could help, keep up the good work!
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    The story was good, but the shell was too dark and the edges too blurry. Map like a monster was a tough task and you've created a good entry, but personally I liked that rough mapping when thinking of a mapping monster (like: wet thingie here, green thingie there etc.).
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    Your story was original and interesting, but as others seems to have answered already, I think that the background (shell & frame) doesn't work well with the map. It's too dark and too different, making the map elements either sharp, blurry or difficult to read. You got some excellent ideas here, though!
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    Regarding your map: first, I wouldn't say it bombed at all. Getting a vote or two in these contests pleases me to no end, and you've accomplished that. I'm going to agree with Bogie that the shell itself didn't convince me, it seemed too soft, especially in contrast to the awesome frame and background that you made. The markings on the shell were sharp, but the shell wasn't, so I guess that would be my primary suggestion, more consistency between the elements. Higher resolution would have been great. Also the colours: I think that the carved out parts were fine, but the white and red should have looked more like they were applied over top, like paint. All in all, it was a fine idea!
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    I really liked the background but I feel that the map itself lacked details. Maybe too simplistic

    This contest idea of monster mapping was really uninspiring to me.
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    OK, so, Why I voted for your map: The frame the shell sits on looks great, and the map being carved on a turtle shell is right in line with the Monster Mapping theme. I also liked that the map looks like it is some kind of map like information, but not in a format that a human would think of.
    Why I almost didn't vote for it: The shell is to dark and the edges are to indistinct, they have a soft fuzzy edge. While I like that the map is not human looking, I don't like that the map is so different I'm not even sure if it is a map. I love the background story, it's very elaborate, but there is nothing in the story that leads me to think that the map was made by some kind of monster, I would just assume some primitive man made it. Still, the overall concept drew me in and that is why I voted for it.
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    Thanks for the rep!

    Best,

    Max
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    Thanks! Lots of fun pieces to chose from in the challenge.
  10. Thanks for the rep. THW
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About lostatsea

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Male creatively challenged OLDER
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Ohio USA
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"Aye The skies be clear , the seas be calm and the winds be with us .....

ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

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  1. Falconius
    Falconius liked post by lostatsea On thread : *** July 2014 Challenge: Map a Barbarian Invasion ***
    Actually it only shows the first six. He actually has four gold and three silvers. But who is counting !!:P
    Liked On: 07-08-2014, 06:10 AM
  2. Schwarzkreuz
    Schwarzkreuz liked post by lostatsea On thread : *** July 2014 Challenge: Map a Barbarian Invasion ***
    Actually it only shows the first six. He actually has four gold and three silvers. But who is counting !!:P
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 07:43 AM
  3. Sapiento
    Sapiento liked post by lostatsea On thread : Sarkamand
    Interesting look . I'll have to subscribe to this thread.
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 05:50 AM
  4. xpian
    xpian liked post by lostatsea On thread : *** July 2014 Challenge: Map a Barbarian Invasion ***
    Actually it only shows the first six. He actually has four gold and three silvers. But who is counting !!:P
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 01:34 AM
  5. Domino44
    Domino44 liked post by lostatsea On thread : JUNE CONTEST ENTRY : The Corruption
    >:Well at last I got it done !!>:) ### LATEST WIP ### 65424 I lied Now I am Done !!:P
    Liked On: 07-01-2014, 10:55 PM
  6. jkat718
    jkat718 liked post by lostatsea On thread : JUNE CONTEST ENTRY : The Corruption
    xpian Thanks for the comments. I have decided to take the plunge and try to do my own alternate icons. We'll just have to see how that turns out !!
    Liked On: 06-26-2014, 10:24 PM
  7. Ilanthar
    Ilanthar liked post by lostatsea On thread : JUNE CONTEST ENTRY : The Corruption
    Another try at getting a consistent effect on various elements.Stll have a lot of clean up in there but for now it is on to the forest. ### LATEST WIP ### 64917
    Liked On: 06-14-2014, 12:20 PM
  8. Bogie
    Bogie liked post by lostatsea On thread : JUNE CONTEST ENTRY : The Corruption
    Still tinkering but I think the upper Mountains is the way I'm going. ### Latest WIP ### 64833
    Liked On: 06-10-2014, 12:46 AM
  9. - Max -
    - Max - liked post by lostatsea On thread : JUNE CONTEST ENTRY : The Corruption
    jtougas Concepts aren't a problem of mine. Execution tends to be my problem area. But this one is pretty much inside the box compared to most of my usual entries ! And I have been developing an ink...
    Liked On: 06-09-2014, 03:45 PM
  10. Azelor
    Azelor liked post by lostatsea On thread : May 2014 Entry - The Dark Journey
    Man am I TIRED !!!:?:? I hope I didn't screw too much up !!I am done unless the contest lingers. Tomorrow is LAWN Day WAHOO !!! ### LATEST WIP ### 64612
    Liked On: 06-03-2014, 11:35 AM
  11. tainotim
    tainotim liked post by lostatsea On thread : *** May 2014 Challenge Voting - Mapping Like A Monster! ***
    Some good maps but few met the criteria of this months contest so I voted for . Rudimentary raiding map,It is both very nice looking and to me seems as though it emulated the materials and techniques...
    Liked On: 06-02-2014, 03:46 PM
  12. MonkeyBlood Design
    MonkeyBlood Design liked post by lostatsea On thread : Sewers of Greyport
    I like the parchment one best. Really nice work. Have some rep and welcome.
    Liked On: 05-02-2014, 01:31 AM
  13. Francissimo
    Francissimo liked post by lostatsea On thread : January 2012 Entry : TTOC
    Well I took some really cool pics with the dome on and the smoke billowing out through the dome but with out daylight they came out like crap. So this is the best I could do under the circumstances...
    Liked On: 04-23-2014, 03:43 AM
  14. - Max -
    - Max - liked post by lostatsea On thread : February 2014 Entry : The Guild's Tower
    Looking great. Need to change the (# Latest WIP #) To (### Latest WIP ### ) The scrubber is showing an old WIP !! Good luck !!
    Liked On: 03-01-2014, 08:25 AM
  15. Jalyha
    Jalyha liked post by lostatsea On thread : Mapping Goat island - With real goats!
    I've been there a few times though is has been awhile.(My sister lives nearby). The views are great . I especially liked walking through the tunnels (Caves of Wind) to get to the foot of the falls. ...
    Liked On: 01-31-2014, 08:32 PM
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Awards Showcase - 1 Awards

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Challenge Winners' Compass Name: Challenge Winners' Compass
Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 02-24-2012, 01:56 AM
Issue reason: For winning the January 2012 Mapping Challenge with the entry: Taurian Tele Optic Compass