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!
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.
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.
Thanks for the rep!
Thanks! Lots of fun pieces to chose from in the challenge.
Thanks for the rep. THW
Thanks for the Vote! The Support is always appreciated.
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Maybe you could experiment with different colours and lighting.
"What did you like and what could have been better ?" I liked all the great maps and art, and it could have been better if I got a few more votes.... Oh, you meant about your map?
What I liked was the overall design of the ship and the presentation. What could have been better is the floor plans are all to rectangular, especially for a ship with such flowing outlines.