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a.k.a. XianPryde on Deviant Art
Golden Gate Park Panhandle, San Francisco
Running, Writing, Movies, Illustration, Science, Dungeons & Dragons, Basketball
Novelist, Graphic Designer
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    xpian liked post by Larb On thread : A Shrine
    I just finished a new drawing in this style. I thought I would post it here instead of cluttering up the forum with multiple posts. I intend to do more of these.
    Liked On: Yesterday, 03:40 AM
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    xpian liked post by EerieA On thread : New member, new map
    Hi all, very pleased to have stumbled upon this forum. From only a brief perusal I can see there are a lot of talented members here. In my spare time, I have recently drawn my first fantasy map and I...
    Liked On: 07-21-2014, 11:58 PM
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    xpian liked post by BlackChakram On thread : Extreme Planetary Features vs realism
    I can contribute some details here as well. Moon of a Larger Gas Giant While gas giants do have huge magnetic fields that deflect a lot of radiation, they also create tons. Jupiter's moon, Io...
    Liked On: 07-21-2014, 01:29 AM
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    xpian liked post by DreamQuestin On thread : Greetings
    Welcome saucedaws! I just joined today as well, but I can tell you there is a LOT of epic talent here and these folks know how to share! :)! Looking forward to seeing your maps!
    Liked On: 07-12-2014, 01:27 AM
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    xpian liked post by saucedaws On thread : Greetings
    Hi everyone, I am new to mapping just graduated high school and felt compelled to start focusing on my interest in mapping. I have joined your company to learn new techniques for making maps and...
    Liked On: 07-12-2014, 01:27 AM
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    xpian liked post by Diamond On thread : July 2014 Challenge: The Hurnic Horde
    Holy Year 1648. The Khadovai Steppe. Karl Medovodai's year was shaping up to be a lousy one. On Yearsbirth Day, his daughter Olga had run off with the blacksmith's apprentice. Karl had found...
    Liked On: 07-12-2014, 01:19 AM
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    xpian liked post by Hai-Etlik On thread : [wip] Spindrift
    I'd suggest going with a purely decorative border as it plays to your strengths and fits the overall style and purpose of the map. Locator grids have a rather specific purpose and that's for high...
    Liked On: 07-10-2014, 01:11 AM
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    xpian liked post by Diamond On thread : July 2014 Challenge: The Hurnic Horde
    Okay, added in a bit of noise per Xpian's suggestion and made the shadow on the cities a lot more subtle. And some more naming done. ### Latest WIP ###
    Liked On: 07-10-2014, 12:59 AM
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    xpian liked post by - Max - On thread : Imperiums campaign setting
    This is what makes difference between a student, or an amateur artist and a profesionnal artist. Sell your work cheap, people will ever buy it cheap, and you'll never be able to sell it at its real...
    Liked On: 07-09-2014, 01:14 PM
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    xpian liked post by Akae On thread : Cities Maps for Shadows of Esteren [tabletop RPG]
    Hello! It's a part of my work of 5 cities for Shadows of Esteren RPG. This city is one of the smallest 65619 65620 65621
    Liked On: 07-09-2014, 12:52 PM
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    xpian liked post by Diamond On thread : July 2014 Challenge: The Hurnic Horde
    Thanks guys. So here's an update - added some texture, obviously, which I think helps make the whole thing more cohesive, and got in the cities, which are my as-faithful-as-I-can-make-them...
    Liked On: 07-09-2014, 02:09 AM
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    xpian liked post by Diamond On thread : July 2014 Challenge: The Hurnic Horde
    An update with mountains and river placement done. Sorry about the huge empty white space at the bottom; eventually it'll have two copies of the first map showing the advancement of the barbarian...
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 03:23 PM
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    xpian liked post by Ghostman On thread : Mapping cliches
    That's because most Middle-Earth place names are meaningful word combinations in the elf languages Tolkien invented. IIRC "dor" actually literally means "land", so all those ME names ending with -dor...
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 03:01 PM
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    xpian liked post by torstan On thread : A hex world WIP (and WIP app) - personal project
    A little more - showing region overlays and notes (and some bugs): 65511
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 12:33 PM
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    xpian liked post by Meshon On thread : The Ledge and Dairy Inn
    My goodness, well, I haven't been putting in a whole bunch of time yet, but I started by laying in some basic shadows, so far just based on which direction the objects are facing. Next I'll have to...
    Liked On: 07-06-2014, 05:08 AM
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